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Herbert Clarence BEHAUN

Regimental number2605
Place of birthCairns, Queensland
ReligionMethodist
OccupationClerk
AddressPO Box No 784, GPO Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 10.25"
Weight124 lbs
Next of kinMrs H C Behaun, PO Box No 784, GPO Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 May 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate (Nurse)
Unit name4th Light Horse Field Ambulance
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from on board HMAT A30 Borda on 16 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Australian General Hospital
FateReturned to Australia 28 February 1919
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'For exceptional devotion to duty and unremitting labour in maintaining the efficiency of the unit during the period 26th February, 1917, to date. Not only in his own department, but in every aspect of the work of the unit this N.C.O. has exercised the most useful influence and beneficial example, allowing no additional labour or exceptional circumstances to interfere with the cheerful performance of his duties. His exceptional ability and experience have been at all times most willingly at the service of the unit and have very materially assisted in promoting its efficiency and morale.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57
Date: 18 April 1918

Other detailsMedals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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