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Edward John Thomas NOAH

Regimental number845
Place of birthRockhampton Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBrush hand
AddressBaden Powell Street, Rockhampton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Anne Noah, Baden Powell Street, Rockhampton, Queensland
Enlistment date28 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, G Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A5 Omrah on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 December 1918

Military Medal

'For conspicuous devotion to duty during the period 16/17th September, 1918, to 11th November, 1918. At VILLERET on the 18th September, 1918, Sergeant NOAH displayed great boldness and initiative when his Officr had become a casualty. Leading his platoon to the attack he observed an enemy machine gun temporarily checking the platoon on his right. He at once moved out and took up a position to engage the strong point. On seeing the dash displayed by this N.C.O. and the troops under his command the enemy totalling about 12 commenced to flee in disorder. They were engaged by Lewis Gun and Rifle Fire and four were killed. On the Line of Exploitation being reached this N.C.O. again displayed great initiative and ability.
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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