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Samuel James PEGLEY

Regimental number1983
Place of birthN/A New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jane Pegley, Wellington, New Zealand
Enlistment date23 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 16 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 23 June 1918

FateReturned to Australia 2 January 1919

Military Medal

'During an attack on the enemy positions South of MORLANCOURT, near ALBERT, on the night 10/11th June, 1918, this man repeatedly volunteered to go out to captured objective to gain information , and carried messages all night. In the morning, when told to have a rest, he asked for permission to go out and bring in some wounded he had seen in the open. he brought in three wounded men, though continually sniped at by the enemy.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal, Military Medal.

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