Henry Sydney PEDLEY

Regimental number1607
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPatterson Street, Mount Morgan, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinBrother, Alfred Pedley, Cheapside Street, Maribyrnong, Queensland
Enlistment date30 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A49 Seang Choon on 13 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (awarded)

'For conspicuous gallantry and marked devotion to duty, also fine leadership, assisting greatly in the successs of the operation.' (East of Ypres)
Recommendation date: 16 November 1917

FateReturned to Australia 14 December 1918

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and marked devotion to duty during the recent operations at PASSCHENDAELE RIDGE, East of YPRES. In an attack on a post occupied by the enemy, Corporal PEDLEY showed fine leadership and handled his men with great skill and coolness. During the operation he was wounded but carried on with his men until the post was captured. The fortitude of this N.C.O., and his leadership, were in a large measure responsible for the success of the operation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918