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Albert Barton PENNIMENT

Regimental number1232
Place of birthChelton Victoria
Address40 Hanover Street, North Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinWife, Mrs Madeline N Penniment, 40 Hanover Street, North Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date13 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Pioneer Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/15/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 6 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Pioneer Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 9 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 19 June 1919

Military Medal

'On the morning of the 6th September, 1918, on the slopes to the North West of TINCOURT, No. 1232, Lance Sergeant PENNIMENT showed great gallantry and devotion to duty. Under heavy Machine Gun fire, he advanced across the open, allowing a Lewis Gunner to use his shoulder as a rest for his Lewis Gun, in order to cover the advance, and get his men forward. Throughout the operations, he did exceptionally fine work in mopping up enemy Machine Gun posts and it is greatly due to his coolness, and courageous conduct under most trying circumstances - which set a fine example to the men under him, that the advance was successfully continued.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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