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Joseph RAESIDE

Regimental number1316
Place of birthKilmarnock Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMary Raeside, Glencairn Square, Kilmarnock, Scotland
Enlistment date14 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameField Ambulance 4, Section C
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A31 Ajana on 30 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 3 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 10 December 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'This man displayed very great gallantry when stretcher bearing during operations 28th/29th September, 1917, east of YPRES. Though very fatigued on 28th September, 1917, he continued to carry for 24 hours several times through a heavy barrage. His fine example did much to keep other equally fatigued bearers carrying on with their arduous work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

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

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