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Frank Victor McPHEE

Regimental number141
Place of birthScone New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressCook's Hill, Muswellbrook, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Hugh McPhee, Scone, New South Wales
Previous military service6th Australian Light Horse
Enlistment date27 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name34th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/51/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 2 May 1916
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He has consistently proved himself a cool, fearless leader of men. On 8 August 1918, in the vicinity of Aecroch Wood, when the platoon commander was wounded, he immediately assumed command, and, correctly appreciating the situation led his men into position on a threatened flank. In recent operations he organized carrying parties for rations and ammunition, displaying organizing ability of a very high order, and assisting his company commander in a most able manner.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

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