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Toney Henry MAZZER

Regimental number680
Place of birthWoodburn New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationTimber getter
AddressTuncester via Lismore, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Peter Mazzer, Lismore, New South Wales
Enlistment date2 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name41st Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/58/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 18 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll41st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 11 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 18 January 1919

Military Medal

'On the 1st September, 1918, during operations North of PERONNE, a Company which occupied a very advanced position had to slightly withdraw to conform to the general line. This Non Commissioned Officer placed himself in such a position as to afford covering fire and also brought most of the enemy fire upon himself. When the Company had established itself he withdrew from his position and walking backwards kept firing at the enemy form his Lewis Gun from the hip. The splendid courage of Corporal Mazzer materially assisted the Company in executing a very difficult task.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Family/military connectionsCousin: 2289 Pte John CAMINIT, 36th Bn, killed in action, 10 June 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death29 March 1962
Place of burialLismore Cemetery

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