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Clarence Hamilton PLAYER

Regimental number2778
Place of birthHamilton South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressBalaklava, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinSister, Mrs Edith middleton, Balaklava, South Australia
Enlistment date10 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollMachine Gun Details
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 8 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 5 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations in the vicinity of BELLICOURT on 29th September to 2nd October, 1918,. When this man's N.C.O. was wounded, he took charge of the team, led them forward and got into action where the situation was most critical. He engaged the enemy at once and by his courage and initiative made good the position till the Infantry came up and filled the gap. His gallantry and absolute disregard of personal safety helped greatly in relieving a most difficult situation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death18 April 1952

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