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Albert Edgar MITCHELL

Regimental number9182
Place of birthCamperdown New South Wales
ReligionCongregational
OccupationPrinter
Address50 University Street, Camperdown
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Isabel Mitchell, 50 University Street, Camperdown
Enlistment date4 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameDermatological Hospital
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/69/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 22 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Corps Routine Orders


Recommendation date: 2 June 1916

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 5, 6 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 27 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations near BELLICOURT between 30th September and 2nd October 1918, Lance Corporal MITCHELL displayed conspicuous courage and devotion to duty in his capacity as a Stretcher Bearer. On his own initiative he established an Aid Post in an old German sap and here for 48 hours he laboured unceasingly attending to the wounded under heavy fire, several times crossing the open to carry them to a place of safety. His skilful handling of the wounded undoubtedly saved many lives, and his gallant utter disregard of personal safety earned for him the admiration of all ranks of his Company.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death15 October 1959

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