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Hector McFARLANE

Regimental number235
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationBoundary rider
AddressStrathdownie, Casterton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMalcolm McFarlane, Strathdownie, Casterton, Victoria
Enlistment date13 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'For conspicuous gallantry in establishing a Lewis Gun post in an enemy trench near Walencourt.'
Recommendation date: 9 March 1917

FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry near WARLENCOURT on the night of 24th/25th February, 1917, in establishing a Lewis Gun post in an enemy trench 500 yards in front of our lines. The fire from this gun subsequently proved of the greatest value to our advance.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 140
Date: 27 August 1917

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