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Cyril Herbert PEPPER

Regimental number5748
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationManaging salesma
AddressMascot, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinWife, Mrs F E Pepper, 87 Linderwood Street, Paddington, New South Wales
Enlistment date2 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 3 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 29 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 15 September 1918

Military Medal

'Is a Battalion runner and prior to and during the advance near ZONEBEKE on 26th September, 1917, his work was performed with conspicuous courage and devotion to duty. Constantly throughout the day and night he carried messages over ground swept by shell and machine gun fire and in parts swampy and almost impassable. Undeterred by the heaviest barrage, he could always be relied on when energy and courage were essential.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 October 1969
Place of burialWoronora Cemetery

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