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Herbert Alfred NAYLOR

Regimental number648
Place of birthBundaberg Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Ann Naylor, Young Australian Hotel, North Bundaberg, Queensland
Enlistment date17 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name42nd Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 8 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919

Military Medal

'On 1st September, 1918, during operations North of PERONNE, Private NAYLOR displayed a devotion to duty and splendid tenacity of purpose. He delivered a message from his Company commander to the advancing Platoons under extremely heavy machine gun and artillery fire. Later, he materially assisted in the cutting off and capture of a number of prisoners who were strongly defending a trench and interfering to a great extent with the advance of the Platoon on the right. Throughout the operation his cheerfulness and courage were most marked.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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