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Noel PRYDE

Regimental number34218
Place of birthSurrey Hills Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationStudent
Address32 Manningtree Road, Hawthorn, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Anthony L Pryde, 32 Manningtree Road, Hawthorn, Victoria
Enlistment date30 January 1917
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade, March 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/128/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 10 May 1917
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 11 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Divisional Signal Company
FateReturned to Australia 5 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'For extreme gallantry and devotion to duty, on 18th September 1918 near Le Verquier North West St. Quentin. No. 34218 Sapper Noel Pryde, in the attack of the 18th September 1918, under heavy shell fire from the enemy helped to establish and maintain telephonic communication between Artillery Brigade headquarters and Batteries, thereby retaining communication at a time when artillery support was essential. His coolness and utter disregard of personal danger during the whole day was highly commendable and was a fine example to his comrades. His work was carried out untiringly, even when others were exhausted.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1806 Pte Anthony Leslie PRYDE, 18th Bn, killed in action, 2 October 1917; 34217 Driver Donald PRYDE, 4th Divisional Signal Company, returned to Australia, 15 September 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death22 July 1972

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