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Regimental number1832
Place of birthAdaminaby, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressAdaminaby, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinBrother, W Mansfield, Adaminaby, New South Wales
Enlistment date11 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name35th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/52/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 4 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll35th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: "Undated"

FateReturned to Australia 8 July 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis. Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance.

Military Medal

'For consistently good service during the period 16th September, 1918, to 11th November, 1918. This N.C.O. has been with his battalion in every engagement in which it has taken part. He also was a Scout for six months. During the whole period he has been most conspicuous for his unselfish devotion to duty and total disregard of danger. As a Platoon Sergeant, his first thought was for his men and he never spared himself. His examples and energy have always encouraged his men and those around him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death21 January 1970
Age at death76
Place of burialParkes Cemetery, New South Wales

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