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Regimental number5837
Place of birthPetersburg South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBlackwall PO, Woy Woy, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinWife, Mrs Hilda Mansbridge, Blackwall PO, Woy Woy, New South Wales
Enlistment date19 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Work at Anvil Wood near Peronne on 31 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: 7 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 1 July 1919

Military Medal

'During the attack on ANVIL WOOD, near PERONNE, on 31st August 1918 an enemy machine gun post was causing casualties to the company. Lance Corporal PASSLOW with Privates MANSBRIDGE and HEPENSTALL moved to the flank of their company and rushed the post, killing the garrison and capturing the gun. They held the position until ordered to withdraw. Their dash and courage materially towards the success of the operation and saved casualties to the rest of the party.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Date of death7 November 1966
Place of burialNewcastle Memorial Park Cemetery & Crematorium

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