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Edgar Lawrence PLEASS

Regimental number1762
Place of birthKiata Victoria
AddressP O Kiata, Kiata, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, T Pleass, P O Kiata, Kiata, Victoria
Enlistment date19 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 29 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 16 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919

Military Medal

'At ZONEBEKE on the 10th October, 1917, Private PLEASS found two wounded men of the 19th Battalion who had been lying out in the open for 2 days and 3 nights. Despite the heavy shelling, at great personal risk, he took out food and water to them and then guided a party of stretcher bearers out to them and helped to bring them into the R.A.P. Had it not been for this man both the wounded men would have perished.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

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