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Frank Palmer BERRIMAN

Regimental number3693
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationClerk
AddressDaphne Street, Prospect, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs V Berriman, Bolton, Daphne Street, Prospect, South Australia
Enlistment date26 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT RMS Malwa on 2 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 13 June 1917

FateReturned to Australia 1 February 1918
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Having reached the objective with one officer, the only survivors of twelve, he did splendid work in rallying the men and strengthening the position, throwing out a protective flank. His great courage and calmness were particularly notiable during a terrific enemy fire on the following night. The success of the battalion in this operation was largely due to his efforts.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other details

War service; Egypt, Western Front

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

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