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Edward MOLES

Regimental number1064
Place of birthWynyard Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMiner
Addressc/o Joseph Moles, Allen Siding, Boat Harbour, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Joseph Moles,Wynyard, Tasmania
Enlistment date20 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 8 August 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'During operations north west of POZIERES. Recommended for exceptional courage and admirable devotion to duty in carrying out their work as stretcher bearers from the night of 6th August, 1916 to 10th August, 1916. They {MOLES and 18 John Patrick LEE] worked almost continuously under intense artillery fire carrying in and securing our wounded with a result that all of our wounded were rescued. These two men were previously recommended by 15th Battalion for work at GALLIPOLI, but did not receive an award.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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