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Otto MUMFORD

Regimental number18507
Place of birthDubbo New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressDubbo, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, E H Mumford, Dubbo, New South Wales
Enlistment date4 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentActing Bombardier
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 7, Battery 25
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/35/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 18 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 3 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On 16th September, 1917, at YPRES, this N.C.O. showed exceptional gallantry and set a fine example to the men of the Battery when it was subjected to heavy enemy shell fire. A direct hit was sustained by one gun pit, causing a fire in the camouflage and ammunition, and killing and wounding several men. This N.C.O. rushed into the burning pit and, at great personal risk, assisted to extinguish the flames and to carry a wounded man clear of the position. By his plucky action the gun was rendered safe and a large quantity of ammunition saved from destruction. He showed an absolute disregard for his own safety and exhibited a spirit of keen devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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