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Hamilton Cuthbert MILTON

Regimental number2454A
Place of birthAdelaide South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationStation overseer
AddressAdelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinAunt, Mrs E Bushell, 81 Edmund Avenue, Unley, South Australia
Enlistment date9 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 23 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Exceptional courage and determination in carrying out daring act of rescue.' (East of Ypres)
Recommendation date: 16 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During a raid made by the 10th Battalion on CELTIC WOOD east of YPRES on the morning of 9/10/17 Sgt. MILTON showed exceptional courage and determination. After the signal to return to the front line had been given he endeavoured to cary in the dead body of the raid commander. Finding this impossible owing to heavy machine gun fire he returned to his Company in the front line. He then carried in a wounded comrade who was lying about 150 yards in front of our line and although continually sniped by the enemy he finally got the wounded man into safety. During the whole period of the raid Sgt. MILTON'S excellent work encouraged and inspired all those who witnessed it.'

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