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Mark Aloysius PITT

Regimental number615
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationStation hand
Address135 Kooyong Road, Aramadale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, W J Pitt, 135 Kooyong Road, Armadale, Victoria
Enlistment date24 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


'Work at Vauvillers on 9 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: 11 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 2 April 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When the platoon commander was killed and the men disorganized, this N.C.O. took command while under very heavy machine gun fire. He got his men under cover and crawled out over the open, exposed ot the fire of numerous machine guns at close range, to reconnoitre and get in touch with flank units. He succeeded in his efforts, and returning to his platoon led them onto their objective. He showed skill and intiative under tyring conditions'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 36
Date: 14 March 1919

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