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Regimental number1989
Place of birthSummer Hill New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationOptical apprentice
AddressEast Court 5 Sloane Street, Summer Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Mitchell, East Court 5 Sloane Street, Summer Hill, New South Wales
Enlistment date20 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 13 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal

Refers September 1918.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 23 March 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'R.Q.M.S. MITCHELL, J., firstly as C.Q.M.S. and latterly as R.Q.M.S. has proved himself thoroughly capable, hardworking and conscientious. During the strenuous fighting in August and September his work was particularly valuable. Whatever the conditions he invariably accompanied his rations to their destination and ensured the correct distribution. It was largely owing to his courage and devotion to duty that during the operations near LE VERGUIER on 18th September 1918 and succeeding days, that the supplies were got forward so successfully in spite of the fact that hostile fire at times rendered this exceedingly difficult and dangerous. R.Q.M.S. MITCHELL has served consistently with this Unit throughout the fighting in FRANCE and has at all times proved himself to be brave, reliable and capable.'
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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