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Regimental number941
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTram conductor
Address32 Bullanamang Street, Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinBrother, Clive Mainstone, 32 Bullanamang Street, Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name19th Battalion, C Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry in action 28 February 1917 North of Walencourt, when he was responsible for the supply of bombs and ammunition, organizing his parties under heavy fire.'
Recommendation date: 14 March 1917

FateKilled in Action 15 March 1918

Military Medal

'Foe conspicuous gallantry in action on the 28th February, 1917, north of WARLENCOURT. Three bombing attacks were made by the battalion on MALT TRENCH. He was responsible for the organisation and maintenance of the supply of bombs and ammunition. Under an incessant hail of shells and machine gun fire he led his parties up to the front line. The barrage was so intense that it seems impossible to get through it alive, but with undaunted courage he perseved, passing up and down among his men, keeping them in touch, and eventually bringing up supplies at a time when success or failure depended on them. His was a most inspiring example. This good work was continued in the attack on 1st March, 1917.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 140
Date: 27 August 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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