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Regimental number108
Place of birthBanbury, Oxfordshire, England
Age on arrival in Australia19
Addressc/o Mrs L M Outhwaite, Riverscourt, Devonport, Tasmania
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinG Outhwaite, 94 Laburnum Avenue, Garden Village Hull, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
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).
Recommendation date: "5 March 1917

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 9 April 1918"

FateDied of accidental injuries 16 May 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death29
Place of burialVignacourt British Cemetery (Plot II, Row D, Grave No. 11), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During the progress of the enemy attack he went forward, and, although wounded, remained on duty in order to insure that supplies and hot food were delivered to the men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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