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Thomas Albert PRICE

Regimental number3300
Place of birthNoarlunga South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressMcLaren Vale, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, E Price, McLaren Vale, South Australia
Enlistment date16 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and initiative during the advance near Le Verquier, north west of St. Quentin, on the 18 September, 1918. He took charge of a platoon, and, by keeping liaison with company on his flank, greatly assisted the advance. On reaching the final objective he organized a section and jpushed forward to a trench about 300 yards in advance, whic h he cleared of the enemy. He was responsible for the capture of seven officers and 80 other ranks, which, owing to the rapidity of his movements, were captured in dug outs. He did fine work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 20
Date: 19 March 1920

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