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David Frank ORGAN

Regimental number165
ReligionChurch of England
AddressLee Street, Newmarket, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMrs Ellen Organ, Cowley Road, Oxford, england
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A18 Wiltshire on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal (Altered from Military Medal)

Refers 1 October 1918.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 7 January 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Stated to be Frank David Organ on NR

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For gallantry and devotion to duty. On 1 October, 1918, he was in charge of a patrol reconnoitring south west of Damascus, and with great daring penetrated well into the town, notwithstanding severe sniping which was taking place from orchards and behind hedges. As a result of this and similar reconnaissances, the regiment was able to move into the town and take over 10,000 prisoners and much war material.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 42
Date: 20 May 1920

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