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Louis Thomas PATERNOSTER

Regimental number6892
Place of birthGawler South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDraftsman
Address4 Alexander Avenue, Goodwood Park, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth E Paternoster, 4 Alexander Avenue, Goodwood Park, South Australia
Enlistment date28 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 July 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Infantry Brigade, 8th Field Ambulance Sections B and C
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll6872
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 December 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'In Polygon Wood on evening of September 25-26 this man although warned by the R.M.O. of .............danger of carrying wounded through the enemy Barrage, led his squad throughout the night. His gallantry and total disregard of danger, with his devotion to duty, set an excellent example to his men and ........helped the evacuation of the wounded. As it was essential to avoid any blockage and ...............of casualties around the R.A.P.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

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