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Edgar MASTERS

Place of birthNorth Melbourne Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngineer
Address42 Highbury Grove, East Prahran, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinWife, Mrs Florence Ivy Masters, 42 Highbury Grove, East Prahran, Victoria
Enlistment date7 September 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Reinforcement 9
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 9 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Division Artillery
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


'(E. of Ypres 3 October 1917) Splendid example of courage and leadership in extinguishing dangerous fire.'
Recommendation date: 5 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 26 March 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. An ammunition dump was set on fire and the flames spread owing to the high wind. He at once went to the spot, and, with some assistance, eventually succeeded in extinguishing the fire, which was threatening to cause an explosion. He showed great courage, and set an excellent example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137
Date: 30 August 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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