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Arthur Harry MOUNTFORD

Regimental number1063
Place of birthManchester England
ReligionCongregational
OccupationFarmer
AddressBoat Harbour, Lismore, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinSister, Miss Clara Mountford, Boat Harbour, Lismore, New South Wales
Enlistment date29 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name41st Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/58/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 18 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Unspecified


Recommendation date: "28 October 1917

Meritorious Service Medal


Recommendation date: 26 February 1918

Meritorious Service Medal


Recommendation date: 16 July 1918"

FateReturned to Australia 15 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'During the operations East of YPRES in October, Private MOUNTFORD was a member of the Pack Troop carrying supplies from WESTHOEK to ZONNEBEKE. The road was almost impassable and mules and animals were continually being bogged. The shell fire was at all times severe, but this did not deter Private MOUNTFORD from assisting and extricating men and animals and getting supplies forward. His conduct during these operations and throughout the period September 1917 to February 1918 has been admirable, and an outstanding exhibition of absolute coolness and devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death15 August 1966
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis

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