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Irwin Hannett MEREDITH

Regimental number2334
Place of birthBrunswick Junction, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLetter carrier
Address231 Lake Street, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 10.25"
Weight155 lbs
Next of kinFather, George Meredith, South-Western Railway, Cookerup, Western Australia
Enlistment date28 July 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentProvisional Corporal
Unit name28th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 13 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Noted Irwin Hannett NR
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of signal sections and assaulting companies. He was twice wounded laying out a telephone line, but got into communication with battalion headquarters just 25 minutes after the assaulting waves had left our line. At one time a part of the attack being held up, he dashed in with his bayonet, regardless of his wounds, and captured two prisoners.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Discharge date24 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Marathon', 19 April 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 30 May 1919; discharged, Perth, 24 July 1919.

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName entered on Embarkation Roll as Owin Hammett MEREDITH.
SourcesNAA: B2455, MEREDITH Irwin Hannett

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