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Duncan Neil MATHIESON

Regimental number6193
Place of birthJondaryan Queensland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationGrazier
AddressKingsthorpe, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Mathieson, Kingsthorpe, Queensland
Enlistment date3 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A75 Marathon on 27 October 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 24 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 22 September 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For gallantry in action and devotion to duty. This N.C.O. was for a period of six days prior to the attack near POLYGONE WOOD, in charge of a Brigade forward dump on WESTHOEK RIDGE, which he worked very hard to establish under exceptionally heavy fire. He afterwards followed up in rear of the attacking troops and established dumps just in rear of each objective. He showed great courage, coolness, and initiative at all times.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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