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Benjamin Eden MUDFORD

Regimental number50
ReligionChurch of Christ
OccupationCarpenter
AddressNudgee College Station, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinBrother, J Mudford, 76 Munro Street, Ascot Vale, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date24 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Infantry Battalion, Regimental Signallers - Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number28/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Divisional Signal Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (altered from Distinguished Conduct Medal)


Refers 28-29 September 1917.
Recommendation date: Unspecified

Mention in Despatches


Recommendation date: 20 and 30 September 1917

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 12 October 1917

Mention in Despatches


Recommendation date: 21 August 1918"

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Medal

'On the night of 28th/29th September 1917, near POLYGON WOOD, this N.C.O. maintained the telephone lines through GLENCORSE WOOD and BLACK WATCH CORNER to the right Battalion Headquarters in POLYGON WOOD. He repeatedly went out with a Sapper and repaired faults in the line, and it was largely owing to his untiring energy that telephonic communication was maintained continuously between the front line and Brigade Headquarters, throughout the whole of the operations.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

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