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Ernest NUGENT

Regimental number47
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Address53 Sebastopol Street, East Mrs St Kilda, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinA Nugent,53 Sebastopol Street 9 Jervois Street, East St Kilda, Victoria
Enlistment date8 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Ambulance
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularName given on brother's RoH circular as Ernest Ramsey NUGENT.
FateReturned to Australia 16 March 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the operations near Estrees on 3-4 October, 1918. He led stretcher bearer parties out over the shell swept area and was responsible for bringing in many wounded. During the attack at dawn on 4 October he went forward and attended to wounded under heavy machine gun fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 42
Date: 20 May 1920

Family/military connectionsBrother: 1765 Frank Septimus NUGENT, 22nd Bn, killed in action, Pozieres, France, July-August 1916.

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