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Henry PROUD

Regimental number735
Place of birthIlkley England
ReligionMethodist
OccupationShearer
AddressYoung, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinFather, Alfred James Proud, 21 Mangle Street, Leederville, Western Australia
Enlistment date14 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the operations of the 26th, 27th and 28th August 1918, which resulted in the capture of FOURCAUCOURT, and the advancement of our line beyond ESTREES. This man displayed great daring, prior to and during the attack on the village. He pushed forward in front of our outpost line, moving from shell-hole to shell-hole, continually sniping at any enemy movement. On one occasion, he pushed forward into an enemy post, shot one of the garrison, and put the other two to flight. His work as a scout and a sniper did much to deceive the enemy as to our strength and position, and set a very fine example to his Company.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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