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David MITCHELL

Regimental number4273
Place of birthWarrnambool Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressSouth Warrnambool, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs G Mitchell, South Warrnambool, Victoria
Enlistment date5 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 29 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 April 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'During the attack on POLYGON WOOD east of YPRES on 20th September, 1917, Pte. MITCHELL did very fine work, He rushed a strong post single-handed, bombed same and forced the garrison to surrender. He afterwards did very gallant work in carrying back messages through the barrage and assisting to maintain communications.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death17 September 1979
Place of burialFawkner Cemetery

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