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Francis RAMSDALE

Regimental number668
Place of birthCarlsruhe Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressCarlsruhe Post Office, Carlsruhe, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, John Ramsdale, Carlsrube Post Office, Carlsruhe, Victoria
Enlistment date12 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name37th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/54/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 3 June 1916
Medals

Military Medal

'On the night of 8th/9th June, 1917, south east of MESSINES during the consolidation of the captured enemy defences this N.C.O. did fine work in carrying important despatches to his Headquarters. He passed repeatedly through a heavy enemey barrage in ............................WOOD until he was wounded by being thrown violently against a brick wall by an exploding shell. He displayed remarkable courage throughout and assisted greatly in maintaining communication.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

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