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Regimental number2963
Place of birthDarlington England
ReligionChurch of England
Address'Warrrawee', Muston Street, Mosman, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ada Pollard, 'Warrrawee', Muston Street, Mosman, New South Wales
Enlistment date30 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name53rd Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/70/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 25 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'This N.C.O. was with his platoon during the attack east of ZONNEBEKE on 9th Otober, 1917. After his Officer and platoon Sergeant had become casualties he immediately took charge of the platoon showing great confidence and ability and leadership. He continually patrolled portion of the lines occupied by his platoon under extremely heavy shell fire and the most trying circumstances. His splendid courage and quick grasp of the situation was responsible for the holding together of his men and inspired them with the utmost confidence.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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