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Clarence Robert Collie LUNDY

Regimental number29
Place of birthInverell, New South Wales
AddressSt George's Road, Bexley, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 6.5"
Weight128 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M A Lundy, St George's Road, Bexley, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 18 months in 6th Field Company Engineers, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name1st Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Pioneer Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: 1st Pioneer Btn
Promotion date: 9 August 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Fourth Supplement No. 29664 (11 July 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 176 (30 November 1916).

Military Cross

'From the 26th February 1917 to date, this officer has rendered consistently good service carrying out Decauville Railway construction under arduous and dangerous conditions, in the operations during this time, which includes the advance towards BAPAUME in February 1917 and also BULLECOURT in April and May 1917, this officer set a splendid example of courage and initiative. His courage and constant devotion to duty have been a splendid example to all ranks.'
Recommendation date: 20 September 1917

FateDischarged 7 March 1918

Military Cross

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57
Date: 18 April 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Discharged in London to accept a Commission in the Indian Army.Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death7 October 1950
SourcesNAA: B2455, LUNDY Clarence Robert Collie

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