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Arthur Faulkner LYNAS

Regimental number5873
Place of birthCharlton Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCharlton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinMother, Mrs Georgina Lynas, Deer Park, Victoria
Enlistment date20 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 August 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 2 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 26 May 1918

FateReturned to Australia 7 July 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the attack at VILLE-SUR-ANCRE near ALBERT on the 19th May, 1918. This N.C.O. was detailed to carry boxes of bombs to the forward positions. He was carrying a full load of bombs, when suddenly he came across two German Snipers. Immediately he rushed them, without waiting to get his rifle ready, and after a sharp tussle, took both prisoners without the aid of any weapon. His soldierly conduct and great personal bravery in this action undoubtedly saved the lives of many of his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 38988 Gunner Francis Robert LYNAS, 5th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 4 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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