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Clarence Sargood MEIKLE

Regimental number2862
Place of birthNorth Melbourne Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
Address119 Russell Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFriend, Miss Cecilia Black, 119 Russell Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date22 November 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll30 November 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name37th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/54/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll37th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 December 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'On the 26th August, 1918, at SUZANNE Ridge, this man displayed great gallantry in the assault on the enemy's trench and later during the route of the enemy. He was the first man to enter the trench and used his bombs and rifle to good advantage until the No. 1 of his gun team got into action. Under continuous and deliberate fire, he continued to fight the enemy and beat him back down the trench. Quickly, though yard by yard, the trench was won in this part. When the supply of Lewis gun ammunition failed, from clips of cartridges from wounded men he succeeded in loading three magazines. He was instrumental in the capture of a machine gun one member of which he captured and one he killed.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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