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Arthur Robert BEES

Regimental number5460
Place of birthWiltshire England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressPeoples Palace, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jane Bees, 4 Arthur Road, Holloway London North, England
Enlistment date11 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Work at Mont St. Quentin on 1 September 1918.
Recommendation date: 13 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 3 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At MT. ST. QUENTIN North of PERONNE on the 1st September 1918 this man placed his Lewis Gun in such a position that he was able to bring effective fire on the enemy as they retired out of the trenches which were being stormed by our bombing parties. Though exposed to heavy sniping and machine-gun fire he continued with his work and refused to leave the post of vantage until the enemy post had been thoroughly dealt with. Private Bees killed six of the enemy and wounded several with his harassing fire.'
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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