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Ernest PENFOLD

Regimental number4872
Place of birthLondon England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address'Mount Binbow', Carlotta Street, Gore Hill, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Mr R Penfold, 9 Coombe Road, Sydenham, London, England
Enlistment date29 November 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 8 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 6 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 2 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On 1st October 1918, during the attack on ESTREES, this man did magnificent work, and is deserving of very much praise for his bravery and devotion to duty. As a Company Runner, he repeatedly carried messages through intense shell, rifle and machine gun fire to and from Battalion Headquarters and flank Companies, and was at all times ready and anxious to undertake any task allotted to him. His services were of the utmost value, his courage remarkable, and he is strongly recommended for the Military Medal.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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