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Regimental number5320
Place of birthArthur River, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm hand
AddressKojonup, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinAunt, Mrs Edith Delaney, Kojonup, Western Australia
Enlistment date16 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 7 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Service Medal (altered to Military Medal)

Work at Westhoek ridge on 20 September 1917.
Recommendation date: 24 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 21 July 1918

Military Medal

'For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty. At the attack on WESTHOEK RIDGE on 20th September 1917 - as N.C.O. in charge of the Company Stretcher Bearers, he did magnificient work and showed absolute contempt for danger or personal safety. He worked without ceasing whilst there were wounded. On one occasion having run out of bandages, he went through a very heavy enemy barrage to secure fresh supplies to carry on his fine work. All men of the Company speak in glowing terms of his excellent work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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