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Clarence Gordon PRESCOTT

Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationArticled law clerk
AddressNewington College, Stanmore, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinWife, Mrs M G Prescott, Edward Street, Young, New South Wales
Enlistment date26 June 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name3rd Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Osterley on 15 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 March 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During a heavy attack on his position, the enemy gained a footing in a farm on high ground, and were causing casualties by enfilade fire. He at once rallied his platoon and led a brilliant charge on the house, driving the enemy out and killing forty. He showed fine courage, and by his prompt action he saved a very critical situation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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