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Guy Clifton LUKIN

Regimental number2631
Place of birthBeverley Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressDumbleyung, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinBrother, George Reed Lukin, Dumbleyung, Western Australia
Enlistment date22 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 2 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


'(Boursies 9 April 1917) Great gallantry and dash in leading platoon after commander out of action. Conduct under fire and example to men were excellent.'
Recommendation date: 20 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 25 August 1917
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led his platoon with great dash and gallantry, and later, though wounded himself, remained and continued to direct until the objective was obtained. He set a fine example throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Family/military connectionsBrothers: 116 Pte Dudley LUKIN, 10th Light Horse Regiment, killed in action, 7 August 1915; 774 Corporal Lionel Roy LUKIN, 28th Bn, killed in action, 10 June 1918.
Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death7 May 1930 Suicide

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