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Archie Hope PAWLEY

Regimental number1818
Place of birthDulwich Hill, Marrickville, New South Wales
SchoolNerrington College, Stanmore, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address73 Pittwater Road, Manly, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, John Pawley, 73 Pittwater Road, Manly, New South Wales
Enlistment date11 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 17 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLSGT
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Division Headquarters
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: "3 September 1916

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).
Recommendation date: 30 September 1918

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of pneumonia at Keswick Hospital, Adelaide, SA. Enlisted from Manly and left Sydney per SS 'Berrima' on 17th Dec 1915 for Egypt. Served on the Canal and moved to France with 13th Battalion, in June 1916. Congratulated by Major General Sir HV Cox KCMG for gallant conduct as Scout near Mouquet Farm on August 29/31 1916, and awarded the Military Medal for Bravery in the Field. Joined 4th Division Headquarters in 1918 and was mentioned in Sir Douglas Haigh's despatches of 8th November 1918 as deserving of special mention.
FateReturned to Australia 22 August 1919
Date of death7 October 1919
Age at death30
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialNot recorded
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of John PAWLEY. Native of Manly, New South Wales. Plaque in Garden of Remembrance, New South Wales.

Military Medal

'For good and useful scouting work during the attack on MOUQUET FARM 29th/30th August, 1916. He was sent out to observe the progress of the attack on enemy trenches. He performed the duty under very heavy fire of all description and returned with valuable information. For 48 hours he continued to send in excellent reports, working in a dangerous position and under trying weather conditions without rest of any sort.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt (Canal Zone), Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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