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Regimental number563
Place of birthBundaberg Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressWoongarra, Bundaberg, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Agnes T Sims, Terrace Street, East Bundaberg, Queensland
Enlistment date11 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 7, Reinforcement 9
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/12/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 23 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 January 1919

Military Medal

'At WESTHOEK RIDGE 20th September, 1917. For devotion to duty. He was of the most valuable assistance as a runner and guide throughout the whole attack. When during a heavy shelling by the enemy, he brought rations and water through to the front gun positions, making three trips in all. He assisted in digging out the crew of a gun team which had been buried by shell fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal, Military Medal

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