The AIF Project


Regimental number2622
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressNorth Fitzroy, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emily Postance, 61 Birkenhead Street, North Fitzroy Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date29 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board SS Makarini on 15 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919

Military Medal

'On the night 29th September, 1917, near WESTHOEK while taking rations to GARTER POINT Driver MEALING showed remarkable coolness under very heavy shell fire. The limber pole broke, he checked the bolting team and repaired the pole under very heavy shell fire, thus enabling the rations to be safely delivered to the front line. Had he not acted in this way the teams would have been lost the limber totally destroyed and incalculable inconvenience caused by the loss of rations. His return journey was also through exceptionally heavy shelling.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

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