David Francis PASSLOW

Regimental number4803
Place of birthGundagai New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressTarcutta Street, Wagga, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs M A Passlow, Tarcutta Street, Wagga, New South Wales
Enlistment date16 December 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 13 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

'Work near Rainecourt on 9 August 1918' (Both recommendations).
Recommendation date: "Unspecified

Military Medal

*'Work at Anvil Wood near Peronne on 31 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: 14 August 1918

Military Medal*

Recommendation date: 7 September 1918"

FateReturned to Australia 22 August 1919

Military Medal

'During the attack on ANVIL WOOD, near PERONNE, on 31st August 1918 an enemy machine gun post was causing casualties to the company. Lance Corporal PASSLOW with Privates MANSBRIDGE and HEPENSTALL moved to the flank of their company and rushed the post, killing the garrison and capturing the gun. They held the position until ordered to withdraw. Their dash and courage materially towards the success of the operation and saved casualties to the rest of the party.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 115
Date: 10 October 1919