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Regimental number1683
Place of birthNewcastle, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressDibbs Street, Adamstown, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation42
Next of kinWife, Mrs Annie Printer, Dibbs Street, Adamstown, New South Wales
Enlistment date19 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name35th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/52/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Divisional Salvage Company
FateReturned to Australia 5 March 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)bu. Sandgate Cemetery, Newcastle, NSW
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Adam and Frances PRINTER

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty while in charge of salvage parties in an advanced position. He carried out his work with great skill under most difficult conditions, and frequently under intense shell fire, and set a high standard of efficiency and courage to his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137
Date: 30 August 1918

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death17 June 1934 ; secondary date: 17/05/1934
Age at death59
Place of burialSandgate Cemetery, Newcastle, New South Wales

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