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Leo John MONDON

Regimental number7157
Place of birthBarberton South Africa
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBarrister
AddressTulaga, Barker Street, Castlemaine, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinBrother, Dr V P Mondon, Castlemaine, Victoria
Enlistment date4 November 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 23 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Work near Rosieres on 9 August 1918 and at Lihons on 11 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: 17 August 1918

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Medal

'For gallantry in the field near ROSIERES on 9th August 1918. After this man's No. 1 on the Lewis Gun had been wounded he took charge of the gun and throughout the day handled the gun very skilfully, accounting for a great number of the enemy. On 11th August 1918 when his gun had been badly damaged to the rear and salvaged parts of another disabled gun, in a very short time having his own gun in action again. His devotion to duty and disregard of machine gun fire was a fine example. The fact that this man got his gun into action so promptly was of material assistance in beating off a strong counter-attack.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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