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Regimental number1972
OccupationGrocers assistant
AddressFraser Street, Clunes, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinSister, Louisa Ruth Pollington, Donald, Victoria
Enlistment date21 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 26 August 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 January 1919

Military Medal

'For distinguished conduct as Platoon Sergeant and fearless conduct under fire during the attack and subsequent consolidation on 4th/5th August, 1916.
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Military Cross

'During the operations before Beaurevoir, on 4th October 1918, he led his comapny with conspicuous skill and courage. He led an attack on an enemy machine gun post, captured four guns, and killed the garrison, nine in all. He took his objective and consolildated. Later, he led his men in attacks on enemy strong posts, and was severely wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 30
Date: 25 March 1920

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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