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Cecil Ernest NORTHOVER

Regimental number1252
Place of birthRockingham Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationShop assistant
AddressCollie Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Catherine Northover, Collie Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Previous military service86th Infantry
Enlistment date10 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameAustralian Stationary Hospital 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/71/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A55 Kyarra on 14 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 November 1918
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when the enemy attempted to raid a group of posts of which he was in charge. The enemy put down a very heavy barrage, which cut off all communication, and then attacked in force. By his excellent organization and leadership he repelled the attack, inflicting heavy casualties on the enemy and capturing two prisoners. He set a magnificent example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165
Date: 24 October 1918

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

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