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Dick NANKERVIS

Regimental number100
Place of birthCorryong Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationTeacher
AddressNariel Creek, via Cudgewa, Cudgewa, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, C Nankervis, Nariel Creek, vic Cudgewa, Cudgewa, Victoria
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation for the DCM altered to Military Medal.
Recommendation date: 12 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During operations in vicinity of POLYGON WOOD from 26th/29th September, this N.C.O. took charge of a Battery of eight (8) Machine Guns, after both his Officers had been wounded on 26th September, and controlled them during the operations. he set a splendid example to the men of the Battery which had many casualties, not - withstanding which the Battery fired successfully on every S.O.S. call.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

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