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Royce Theodore PEPPERCORN

Regimental number32
Other NamesTheodore Royce
OccupationSurveyors student
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, J S Peppercorn, Survey Department, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date6 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name11th Light Horse Regiment, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/16/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 2 June 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 16 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


*Refers 30 November to 1 December 1917.
#List Number 333.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified

Military Cross (Awarded)#

Recommendation date: "

FateReturned to Australia 3 July 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During an enemy attack he held onto his post in the face of greatly superior forces for over five hours, during which period his post was continually bombed at very close quarters, and heavy casualties had been inflicted on his men. His courage and determination were of the highest order.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 191
Date: 3634509

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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