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Regimental number6597
Place of birthRockdale New South Wales
Address'Airlee', Market Street, Rockdale, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emma Matheson, 'Airlee', Market Street, Rockdale, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date26 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name8th Field Ambulance, Section A
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
From Embarkation Rolls it is not possible to distinguish the embarkation details of individual officers and men: 6 officers and 156 others embarked on HMAT A11 'Ascanius' from Melbourne on 10 November 1915; 1 officer and 50 others embarked on HMAT A58 'Kabringa' from Melbourne on 8 November 1915; 1 officer and 16 others embarked on HMAT A2 'Geelong' from Adelaide on 12 November 1915; 1 officer and 4 others embarked on HMAT A13 'Katuna' from Adelaide on 9 November 1915; and
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919

Military Medal

'On the 24 - 25 September this N.C.O. displayed marked courage and energy in directing the work of his bearer squads - particularly between Hooge Tunnel and Birr Cross Roads, during intense enemy shelling between these points - Travelling continuously between the difficult posts under very heavy fire, this N.C.O. assisted very materially to maintain the Bearer services. Throughout he set a splendid example of courage and determination which inspired all ranks. During the action he was wounded but remained at his post and continued his work until relieved.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

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