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Darcy Douglas PULBROOK

Regimental number959
Place of birthNyngan New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressNyngan P O, Nyngan, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinBrother, Harold Pulbrook, Nyngan P O, Nyngan, New South Wales
Enlistment date11 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, C Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll959A
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty while on the restoration of roads used in the operations leading to the capture of MONT ST. QUENTIN and in the operations following the capture of the MONT, i.e. from 30th August 1918 to 3rd September, 1918. On 30th August, 1918 and 31st August he did noticeably courageous work in repairing the Tow Path in vicinity of the bridge near HALLE. The Tow Path was being heavily shelled and Sergeant PULBROOK showed great determination in opening up the path to traffic of stores and ammunition waiting to move ahead as soon as the Infantry advanced. On 3rd September 1918 he did exceptionally good work on the roads leading from HALLE to MONT ST. QUENTIN. These roads were being shelled and in need of immediate repair. In the face of heavy shell fire Sergeant PULBROOK worked calmly and bravely and restored the worst part of the road to the traffic of ammunition limbers and later, when the Infantry went ahead, the Artillery. This N.C.O's work is outstanding for the initiative and resource he shows in carrying it out, and for the splendid example he sets by his calm and courageous manner.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

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

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