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James Veal BICE

Regimental number2790
Place of birthSt Columb Major England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address24 Suffolk Street, Paddington, Moree, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, F V Bice, Fore Street, St Columb Major, Cornwall, England
Enlistment date15 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 10 February 1917

FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'This man greatly distinguished himself on night of 4th/5th February, 1917, in the capture of STORMY TRENCH north east of GUEUDECOURT. During the counter attack against our left flank he immediately took charge of a bombing post when the N.C.O. was wounded. He took up his position on an elevated portion of the trench, at great personal risk and by his coolness and keen observation, and accurate fire direction greatly assisted in repelling and breaking up the attack. This man is extraordinarily brave, and expert in all his duties. I recommend him most strongly for distinction.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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