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Cyril Arnold PRYOR

Regimental number446
Place of birthLondon England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBoat builder
AddressAnglers Hotel, Walton-on-Thames, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Pryor, Anglers Hotel, Walton-on-Thames, England
Enlistment date26 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 25 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: Unattached
Promotion date: 6 January 1919

FateReturned to Australia 16 March 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in a attack in face of heavy machine gun fire. He reached a strong point and captured a machine gun and some prisoners. He was twice wounded in the leg, but would not withdraw until again wounded by shell fire. At his own request he took the place of an officer who had been wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137
Date: 30 August 1918

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

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