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Herbert Arthur MEYER

Regimental number5652
Place of birthLondon England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFurniture dealer
Address48 Davidson Street, Richmond, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinWife, Mrs Caroline J Meyer, 48 Davidson Street, Richmond, Victoria
Enlistment date8 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the attack on MONTBREHAIN, east of PERONNE, on 5th October, 1918, this N.C.O. led his Lewis machine gun section forward with dash and skill. Taking advantage of all protection offered he was able to greatly minimise casualties. on arrival at his objective he found that an enemy strong post was barring the way. moving out alone although continually fired at, he brought effective fire to bear on this post and killed the gun crew. Continuing his advance he again successfully dealt with determined enemy resistance, and took 24 prisoners. having established his post, he obtained liaison with the troops on both flanks and then, throughout the day, maintained effective fire on enemy targets, inflicting many casualties.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 119
Date: 17 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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