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Ernest Andrew MUSTARD

Regimental number13
Place of birthOakleigh Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway porter
Address256 Barkly Street, North Fitzroy, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMrs A Mustard, 256 Barkly Street, North Fitzroy, Victoria
Previous military service21st Signal Troop Army Engineers
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name1st Signal Troop (1st Light Horse Brigade)
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A10 Karroo on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps
FateReturned to Australia 5 March 1919

Distinguished Flying Cross

'During the recent operations this Officer has shown exceptional ability as a bomber, obtaining numerous direct hits on railway lines, stations, etc. extensive damage was caused, and the enemy lines of communication were seriously interfered with. In an aerial combat he forced an enemy aeroplane to land and destroyed it with machine gun fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Order of the Nile, 4th Class

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 36
Date: 14 March 1919

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Flying Cross, Order of the Nile (4th Class), 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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