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Date of birth27 September 1873
Place of birthDandenong Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address'Repton', Oberon Street, Randwick, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation42
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ada Jane Ordish, Foster Street, Dandenong, Victoria
Previous military serviceInstructional Staff, Royal Military College, Duntroon
Enlistment date23 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 10
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/15/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: - INF38 MGO
Promotion date: 23 February 1916


Promotion date: 1 May 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette, second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette No. 169 (4 October 1917).

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706 (28 May 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165 (24 October 1918).

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Distinguished Service Order

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 173
Date: 7 November 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Service Order, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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