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Regimental number1974
Place of birthMull Scotland
OccupationDairy hand
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFriend, Miss Ruby Hudson, King Street, Stockton, New South Wales
Enlistment date24 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 26 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Quartermaster Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Pioneer Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


Recommendation date: 27 January 1919

FateReturned to Australia 19 August 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'For consistent good work and devotion to duty. He has very ably carried out his duties since March, 1918, with great zeal and efficiency. Throughout the many moves the Battalion has made during the heavy fighting from 8th August, 1918 to 6th October, 1918, he has never failed to maintain the supplies.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

Other detailsMedals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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