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Sidney Albert PINKSTONE

Date of birth28 January 1892
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationJournalist
AddressCootamundra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emily Pinkstone, Cootamundra, New South Wales
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit name55th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/72/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 31 October 1917
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
Promotions

Captain


Unit: 55th Battalion
Promotion date: 16 July 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


* Refers 21 October to 1 November 1916.
Recommendation date: "5 October 1916

Military Cross


Recommendation date: Unspecified*

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 4 September 1918"

FateReturned to Australia 16 March 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'During the attack on Mont St. Quentin, near Peronne, on 1st and 2nd September 1918, the advance was at first held up by the superiority of the enemy's numbers and many machine guns, and a gap occurred between this officer's brigade and troops on the flank. He immediately moved up his troops which were in support, and manoeuvering with perfect order, in spite of intense artillery and machine gun fire, he formed a defensive flank, which secured the attacking units of the brigade. His ready realization of the situation and initiative enabled further progress to be made in the attack, and his gallant leading was of valuable service at a critical moment.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSee 511 Sidney Albert PINKSTONE.

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