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Philip LOFMAN

Regimental number3510
ReligionJewish
OccupationTailor
Address2 Harley Street, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinWife, Mrs F Lofman, 16 Lincoln Street, East Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date9 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 1 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 28 February 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Spelt Phillip Loffman on NR
Medals

Military Medal

'This man is brought under notice for very gallant conduct on the night of September 25th, 1917, near ZONNEBEKE. He was told off, with others, on the night in question, to go back to the dump to get the rations for his Company. When on the way down, a shell dropped among the party; killing or wounding all with the exception of himself. He was knocked over and very badly shaken, but he quickly got to work on the wounded, and after attending to their most urgent needs; getting them to a spot where the shelling was not so heavy, he went to get help for carrying them in. He personally helped to take the whole of the wounded to a dressing station, and it was undoubtedly due to him that many valuable lives were saved. Because of the severe shaking which he received, he Company Commander offered him work which would have kept him out of the attack, which took place next morning; but he refused the offer, and his work on the morning of the 26th September, 1917, was in keeping with that of the night before. He is strongly recommended for distinction.'

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