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Regimental number7120
Place of birthNorth Fremantle Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGosnells, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Charles Christian Passmore, Gosnells, Western Australia
Enlistment date5 April 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Albany, Western Australia, on board HMAT A16 Port Melbourne on 24 July 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 5 May 1918

FateReturned to Australia 12 July 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When his section commander had become a casualty, during a counter attack on strong enemy positions, this man, who was a Lewis gunner, took command of the section, and led them forward under heavy machine gun fire. He attacked an enemy strong point with the Lewis gun and with bombs, killing seven of the garrison and taking two prisoners. The remainder retired with disorderly celerity, leaving three machine guns in his hands. On continuing the advance with two men (all that remained of his section), finding he was far ahead of his company, he returned, and, picking up on the way a man who was severely wounded, he carried him back into safety. During all this time Private Passmore was under heavy fire, and his great courage and rapid initiative were a fine example to every one.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

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