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Frederick James MURN

Regimental number37
Place of birthOrange New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGulgong, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMrs S J Murn, Gulgong, New South Wales
Enlistment date26 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Fine leadership and courage in attack. Valuable services. (Hermies 9 April 1917.)'
Recommendation date: 10 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 6 July 1919

Military Medal

'At HERMIES FRANCE on 9th April 1917 Sergt. Murn led his section in the attack. He displayed fine leadership and courage. It was due to this prompt action under heavy machine gun fire that led to the capture of 18 men and a machine gun.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174
Date: 11 October 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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