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Simon MUNRO

Regimental number3364
Place of birthInverness, Scotland
SchoolRaining's School, Inverness, Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationPlumber
Address260 Park Road, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinBrother, N G Munro, Venilra, Rose Street Croydon, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Inverness Royal Garrison Artillery Volunteers.
Enlistment date14 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 14 March 1917
Age at death from cemetery records37
Place of burialGuards' Cemetery (Plot X, Row X, Grave No. 10), Lesbouefs, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
157
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Margaret Munro. Native of Inverness, Scotland
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He set a splendid example of courage and determination throughout. Later, after 24 hours fighting, he volunteered to go back into "No Man's Land" for the purpose of bringing in wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 116
Date: 25 July 1917

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