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Place of birthChester England
OccupationClerk of Petty Sessions
Address'Punjaub', Princess Road, Claremont, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation42
Next of kinWife, Mrs Annie Caroline Mansbridge, 'Punjaub', Princess Road, Claremont, Western Australia
Enlistment date1 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentMajor
Unit name16th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant-Colonel
Unit from Nominal RollGeneral List
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Service Order

Recommendation date: 25 April 1915

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29251 (5 August 1915); 'Commonwealth Gazette', No. 133 (28 October 1915).

FateReturned to Australia 19 August 1919

Distinguished Service Order

'On 25th April, 1915, during opertions near Gaba Tepe, for exceptional gallantry and resource during the first assault, and again on the 2nd and 3rd May during an assault on a difficult position.'
Source: 'London Gazette' No.
Date: 3 July 1915

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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