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Albert Arthur MORATH

Regimental number370
Place of birthBairnsdale Victoria
Address93 Fitzroy Parade, Fitzroy, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Next of kinFather, Arthur Morath, 93 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy, Victoria
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate AAMC
Unit name6th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29354 (5 November 1915); 'Commonwealth Gazette', No. 12 (27 January 1916).

FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on the 8th May, 1915, and following days, North of Cape Helles (Dardanelles). In assisting the wounded under constant heavy fire Private Morath exhibited a heroism beyond praise. Absolutely regardless of danger, he, in company with another man, attended to the wounded, leading up the stretcher bearers, and dressing the severe cases in the fire trenches, even before they were completed. Not only was he instrumental in saving many lives, but by his coolness and courage he set a splendid example of devotion to duty, and gave the greatest encouragement to all ranks.'
Source: 'London Gazette' No. 8858
Date: 6 September 1915

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death18 July 1957
Place of burialFawkner Cemetery

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