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Henry Aloysius PETRE

Date of birth12 June 1884
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationAi Staff, Cmf
AddressVictoria Barracks, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, S H Petre, 48 Albemerle Street, London, England
Enlistment date1 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit nameFlying Corps
AWM Embarkation Roll number8/15/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board P+O SS Morea on 20 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps


Unit: FLY No 1 Half Flight
Promotion date: 1 April 1915

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Second Supplement No. 29536 (5 April 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 129 (21 September 1916).

FateDischarged 31 January 1918

Military Cross

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44
Date: 6 April 1916

Distinguished Service Order

'For service in Mesopotamia.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

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