The AIF Project

Ewen Mackay BLAND

ReligionChurch of England
AddressOnga Cocherane Street, Brighton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Walter Bland, Onga Cocherane Street, Brighton, Victoria
Enlistment dateNO ENTRY
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name21st Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Remounts
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'For devotion to duty and for displaying considerable initiative as Company Commander in France.'
There are two other recommendations, dated 19 September 1917 ('For displaying considerable inititaive and devotion to duty as Company commander throughout his service.'), and 19 September 1917 ('Work at Pozieres, Longatte and Bullecourt.').
Recommendation date: 25 September 1917

FateDischarged 22 January 1918

Military Cross

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57
Date: 18 August 1918

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

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