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Henry Parker McMEEKIN

Regimental number927
Place of birthEdenhope Victoria
OccupationStation B and S Keeper's assistant
Address6 Woolton Avenue, Northcote, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, Samuel McMeekin, 6 Woolton Avenue, Northcote, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date24 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, C Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

'Work near Framerville on 11 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: "23 August and 6 September 1918"

FateReturned to Australia 7 February 1919

Military Cross

'During the attack, on the 11th August 1918, near Framerville, east of Amiens, he led his men to their objective with great gallantry and skill in the face of heavy fire from numerous machine guns, and it was due to his splendid example that the line rushed forward without the slightest hesitation at any moment. He personally captured a heavy machine gun and several prisoners.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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