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Harold Hillis PAGE

Date of birth8 August 1888
Place of birthGrafton New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationClerk
Addressc/o Dr E Page, Clarence House, South Grafton, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, Charles Page, Brooloo via Gympie, Queensland
Enlistment date1 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name25th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 29 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
Promotions

Major


Unit: 25th Battalion
Promotion date: 26 July 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Croix de Guerre


Recommendation date: "17 November 1915

Military Cross (Altered from Companion of the Distinguished Service Order)


Recommendation date: 15 July 1916

Companion of the Distinguished Service Order


Recommendation date: 20 September 1918"

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 16 March 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry during a raid on the enemy's trenches. Though wounded, he continued to lead with great dash. Several of the enemy were killed, and four prisoners taken. He showed great coolness and courage.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 176
Date: 30 November 1916

Distinguished Service Order


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: Captain Earle Christmas Grafton PAGE, Australian Army Medical Corps, returned to Australia, 23 March 1919.
Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal. Government Secretary, New Guinea, 1923-42; Acting Administrator, 1941-42. Lost in the siking of the 'Montevideo Maru'.
Date of death1 July 1942
Age at death53
Place of burialAt sea

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