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Regimental number3103
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
Address38 Alexander Street, Manly, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs. E. Phillips, 38 Alexander Street, Manly, New South Wales
Enlistment date18 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 8 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distringuished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 3 August 1916

FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry. He did fine work leading carrying parties with bombs to the enemy's captured trenches. Later, during the withdrawal he posted himself on the top of the parapet under heavy fire and set a fine example to his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

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