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Thomas Allan MENTIPLAY

Regimental number3417
Place of birthPaynesville Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationOrchardist
AddressPaynesville, Vica
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, T Mentiplay, Paynesville, Victoria
Enlistment date2 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He assisted an officer on several occasions in extinguishing fires which had broken out in gun pits, thus saving a large quantity of ammunition. This work was effected at great personal risk when the battery was under hostile shell fire. He has shown marked ability, energy, and devotion to duty during the operations.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

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