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Regimental number212
Place of birthKoroit Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation42
Next of kinMiss M Evans, 90 Chaffer Street, Boulder City, Western Australia
Enlistment date30 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (Awarded)

Recommendation date: 27 September 1916

FateReturned to Australia 21 July 1917

Military Medal

'During the recent operations to the north of POZIERES he served with great distinction. He was in charge of all stretcher bearers operating between the first aid post and the front line. Time and again in order to render first aid and to remove wounded men to places of comparative safety he has deliberately, and with the utmost coolness and courage, gone into the enemy intense barrage which usually obtained when operations were being carried out in the area referred to. He is strongly recommended for distinction. Period 8th/12th August and 28th/31st August, 1916.'

Date of death24 February 1948
Place of burialBurwood Cemetery

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