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Claude Ronald MORLEY

Regimental number2417
Date of birth7 September 1829
Place of birthDarlinghurst, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationAnalytical chemist
AddressBassingbourne, Blenheim Road, Lindfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, F Morley, Bassingbourne, Blenheim Road, Lindfield, New South Wales
Enlistment date7 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 14 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion


Unit: 1st Machine Gun Company

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: "15 and 23 July 1918"

FateReturned to Australia 20 April 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and leadership. He took out a patrol of four other ranks and got round in rear of enemy posts, of which there were six in the area, with a garrison of four or five men each, and some with machine guns. With his little party he surprised one post after another and captured twenty-five prisoners and four machine guns, thus enabling the line to be advanced 250 yards. He did splendid service.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

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

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