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Frederick NAWELL

Regimental number3523
Place of birthNewcastle New South Wales
OccupationSleeper cutter
AddressEast Mornington, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Nawell, East Mornington, Western Australia
Enlistment date24 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Consistent good work and devotion to duty as runner, showing great courage under fire. (East of Ypres, 20th/21st September 1917)'
Recommendation date: 6 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 13 December 1918

Military Medal

'During the operations east of YPRES between 20th and 21st September, 1917m L/Cpl. NAWELL and Pte. FOULKES acted as Runners for their Battalion and when no means of communication were available carried important messages through barrage fire between Battalion Headquarters and the Front Line. Their work required great skill, pluck and grit. They performed this work in a highly satisfactory and commendable manner and by their gallantry and devotion to duty contributed largely to the success of the operations.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

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