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Cecil St Leger LOUSADA

Regimental number1724
Date of birth6 January 1897
Place of birthWarragul, Victoria
SchoolCalligace, Mountain View and Toora State Schools, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinEdward Charles Lousada, Korumburra, Victoria
Enlistment date4 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 16 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 4 September 1916

Meritorious Service Medal

Recommendation date: 4 March 1918

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularJoined the Bank of New South Wales, Fitzroy branch, 18 September 1913. Transferred to Elmore branch, January 1915.
FateDied of wounds 10 April 1918
Place of burialQuerrieu British Cemetery (Row A, Grave No. 13), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward and Beatrice LOUSADA, 'Clanville', Kardella South , Gippsland, Victoria

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion in volunteering to carry water across open ground, and through an extremely heavy barrage of artillery fire, to severely wounded men. Later he displayed great bravery as a stretcher bearer, exhibiting a fine example of endurance and soldierly spirit.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Meritorious Service Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2740 Pte Barrow Helbert Ellis LOUSADA MM, 21st Bn, killed in action, 26 August 1916; 130 Sergeant Aubrey George LOUSADA, 13th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 8 August 1918; Cousin: 3451 Pte Duncan Campbell AFFLECK, 59th Bn, killed in action, 19 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Sources'Bank of New South Wales Roll of Honour' (Sydney, 1921), pp. 241-2.

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