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Samuel William ALDENTON

Regimental number31
Date of birth8 January 1887
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationAccountant
Address217 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMiss F A Burns, 76 Broadhurst Gardens, South Hampstead, London N., England
Enlistment date17 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Head-Quarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A8 Argyllshire on 18 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Division Artillery
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Promotion date: 19 August 1916

Lieutenant


Promotion date: 9 December 1916

FateDischarged 29 June 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He laid an armoured cable to the front line, being under very heavy fire for a great part of the time. On another occasion he carried out most valuable reconnaissances and sent in excellent reports. He set a splendid example throughout the operations.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He laid an armoured cable to the front line, being under very heavy fire for a great part of the time. On another occasion he carried out most valuable reconnaissances and sent in excellent reports. He set a splendid example throughout the operations.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 140
Date: 27 August 1917

Discharge date29 June 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1 February 1958
Age at death70

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