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Herbert Francis MEAKER

Regimental number2750
Place of birthBega New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationTelegraphist
AddressBega, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs F Meaker, 114 Crystal Street, Petersham, New South Wales
Enlistment date28 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 6 May 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He bombed along the enemy's trench and killed six of them. Later, although wounded, he remained at his post until next day.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

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