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Henry George LOVEJOY

Regimental number6773
Place of birthKent England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationChair maker
AddressBenstead, Penshurst Street, Penshurst, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Lovejoy, Penshurst Street, Penshurst, New South Wales
Enlistment date31 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Port Napier on 17 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 25 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty near ASCENSION WOOD on 18th September, 1918. On seeing the line was held up by Machine Guns, he took his gun and section forward and from a shell hole well in front he engaged the enemy guns. These he finally silenced and the advance was then able to continue. later again when the line was checked before BIG BILL Copse he, as he had remained in front of the Battalion, was able to give covering fire thus materially assisting in the capture of the copse. It was only due to his own grit and determination, when he and his section were subjected to heavy fire, that covering fire was maintained.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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