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Halcro Drummond MAIN

Regimental number1611
Place of birthGlasgow Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
Occupationccountant
AddressNew Zealand Insurance Co., Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinFather, Mr William Davidson Main, Bowmont Gardens, Kelvinside, Glasgow, Scotland
Enlistment date1 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name50th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/67/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 11 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 10 April 1917

FateDied of wounds 12 April 1917
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialSt. Sever Cemetery Extension (Block O, Plot VIII, Row J, Grave No. 6), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
151
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Davidson and Mrs. C.D.D. MAIN, 14 Bowmont Gardens, Kelvinside, Glasgow, Scotland
Medals

Military Medal

'At NOREUIL on 2nd April, 1917 this Non Commissioned Officer although wounded twice continued to lead his section in the face of heavy Machine Gun and Shell fire, encouraging his men, and continuing to do his duty until receiving his third wound.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174
Date: 11 October 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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