|Place of birth||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Address||Moore Street, Cottesloe, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||25|
|Next of kin||Father, F.J. Medcalf, Moore Street, Cottesloe, Western Australia|
|Previous military service||Served for 3 years (Sergeant) in State School Cadets, Claremont; 1.5 years (Lieutenant), Scotch College Cadets, Claremont, Western Australia.|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Blackboy Hill, Western Australia|
|Unit name||11th Battalion, B Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/28/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A7 Medic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Captain|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||11th Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Mention in Despatches
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).
|Fate||Returned to Australia
Distinguished Service Order
'For conspicuous gallantry when, in leading his company in an attack, he put the crew of a hostile machine gun out of action with a bomb and captured the gun. He showed unfailing courage and resource in holding captured ground. When wounded in three places and unable to walk, he ordered the stretcher bearers to take up a seriously wounded man and to leave him to crawl to the rear.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 2 March 1915.
Promoted corporal, 5 May 1915.
Promoted Sergeant, 26 May 1915.
Promoted 2nd Lieutenant, 1 July 1915.
Admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance, 18 August 1915 (diarrhoea and colic); transferred to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 19 August 1915; to Egypt, 25 August 1915, and admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 25 August 1915; to Convalescent Hospital, Alexandria, 20 September 1915.
Embarked Alexandria to rejoin Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 10 October 1915; rejoined Bn, Gallipoli, 17 October 1915.
Promoted Lieutenant, 9 November 1915.
Disembarked Alexandria, 6 January 1916.
Promoted Captain, 17 March 1916.Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 5 April 1916.
|Miscellaneous details||Surname incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as METCALF .|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, MEDCALF Ferdinand George|