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Regimental number50
Place of birthCarlisle England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinRobert Oliphant, 66 Ashley Street, Carlisle, England
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, Machine Gun Section
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board A5, S.S. Omrah on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 3 May 1918 (two entries)

FateReturned to Australia 17 September 1918

'Bravery and devotion to duty at VILLERS BRETONNEUX, 24th April to 24th/27th April 1918. During the advance on the night 24th/25th April 1918 despite heavy casualties he showed fine determination in getting his guns successfully into action. He continually attended to wounded under heavy shell-fire and accompanied his Sergeant on forward reconnaissances in No Man's Land to locate hostile machine guns. His example of cheerfulness and contempt of danger was exemplary.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

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