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Regimental number2446
Place of birthHowlong New South Wales
AddressMt Pleasant, Wagga, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, J McPherson, Mt Pleasant, Wagga, New South Wales
Enlistment date10 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 20 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 7 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919

Military Medal

'Near BONY from 29th September to 2nd October 1918, this man showed great courage, initiative and devotion duty in pushing forward often under heavy machine gun and rifle fire from our advanced positions to places from which he could snipe enemy Machine Gunners. His work had most valuable results and his coolness and skill were a source of constant inspiration to all his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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