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Samson Adam McINTOSH

Regimental number18796
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressEast Brunswick, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, William McIntosh, 9 Maghull Street, East Brunswick, Victoria
Enlistment date8 March 1917
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameDivisional Signal Company 3, Engineer Reinforcements 12
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/13/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 4 August 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Division Signal Company
FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'Near BEAUREVOIR during the period the 3rd to 5th October, 1918, Sappers McINTOSH, and [15897 A.] TARGETT displayed a high sense of valour, and keen devotion to duty. The Brigade had been quickly rushed forward early in the day, and towards evening all the units of the Brigade became involved with the other two Brigades of the Division. On the allocation of a definite sector of front to the 6th Brigade only one line was signal purposes. These two sappers as a pair worked from the forward report centre to the line Battalions in the laying of new lines. This involved constant exposure to enemy shell fire for a long period. For seventy two hours both of these men remained continuously on linesmens duties. Regardless of danger McINTOSH, and TARGETT cheerfully went out at all hours repairing the numerous breaks in the lines. Their untiring efforts were undoubtedly responsible for the constant maintenance of communications of the Brigade Forward Station to the Battalions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 119
Date: 17 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1 February 1967

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