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Carl Herman MAYER

Regimental number3409
Place of birthCollingwood Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationButcher
AddressSouth Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinSister, Mrs A Gannon, 134 Cobden Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date16 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Also recommended for the DCM, 19 June 1917.
Recommendation date: 15 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 30 January 1918
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He rendered invaluable assistance during a reconnaissance of the enemy's position. On another occasion, although severely wounded, he led his men in the most gallant manner.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Date of death17 June 1951
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery

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