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Albert Charles NOTTLE

Regimental number2689
Place of birthGawler South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationCarpenter
AddressGawler Railway Station, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Rachael Nottle, Gawler Railway Station, South Australia
Enlistment date28 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 March 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)missing page
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'During the advance beyond Bellicourt, between the 29 September and 1 October, 1918, he showed marked gallantry initiative, and devotion to duty. While his company was advancing, he noticed an enemy anti-tank battery firing on a tank and the troops in rear of it. He, on his own initiative, pushed forward a Lewis gun team into the open and at once opened fire, with the result that the battery was silenced and those who were not killed forced to retire from their position. By his fine action the advance was enabled to continue. Later in the day he went forward with a few men and captured twenty prisoners.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 20
Date: 19 February 1920

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals:Distinguished Conduct Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death29 August 1979
Age at death53
Place of burialWillaston Cemetery, Gawler, South Australia

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