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Andrew Stewart PHILLIPS

Regimental number2887
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway employee
Address25 Balmoral Street, East Brunswick, Victoria
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, Francis Wm Phillips, 25 Balmoral Street, East Brunswick, Victoria
Enlistment date6 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll30 November 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name37th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/54/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Work at Suzanne on 26 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: 5 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 4 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On the 28th August, 1918, at SUZANNE this man displayed great gallantry in the capture of the enemy's trench. With 2nd Lieutenant AYERS and five others he charged the enemy's trench. Finding it full of Germans, he lost no time in bringing his Lewis gun into action at point blank range. He put a burst of fire into a gun crew killing three of the crew and capturing the gun. By engaging the remaining crews firing down the trench, he succeeded in driving the enemy down the trench. Following the enemy and firing from the hip and shoulder with his Lewis gun, he succeeded in completely routing them and effected the capture of three guns.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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