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Regimental number1942
Place of birthDumfries Scotland
AddressTemora, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Henry McNaughton, Kinbutto, Bridge of Earn, Scotland
Enlistment date19 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name56th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/73/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A37 Barambah on 23 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Provost Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (altered from Distinguished Conduct Medal)

Recommendation date: 5 October 1917

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'The work of clearing wounded was a tremendous question on 26th and 27th September, and I personally saw both these stretcher bearers making journeys to and from the Aid Post under heavy shelling in order to relieve congestion. They showed a total disregard for danger and worked for nearly 48 hours without a spell. They both set a splendid example for all men whom they came in contact with. I cannot speak too highly of the magnificent work done by the above two stretcher bearers.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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