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Regimental number1689
Place of birthTowitto South Australia
OccupationMotor driver
AddressTowitta, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Hannah Petney, same address
Enlistment date5 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 8 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 19 December 1918

Military Medal

'On the 1st September, 1918 during operations North of PERONNE, when the Company had reached its final objective this Non Commissioned Officer established a Lewis Gun crew in a forward position and so placed the gun that he was able to keep down enemy fire and protect the Company whilst consolidating. Later on he worked up a communication trench in face of heavy enemy fire and succeeded in clearing the trench and capturing many prisoners.'
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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