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Regimental number16
Place of birthBalmain New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCan Street, Coogee, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinD Ravell, Sr, Mount Colah, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name3rd Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Sergeant Major
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'(Ypres 12-13 October 1916) Consistent good work. Conspicuous bravery & initiative in charge of wiring party.'
Recommendation date: 26 October 1916

FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919

Military Medal

'At Ypres on night 12/15th October Sgt. RAVELL, was in charge of the wiring party detailed to clear a track for the raiders. His quickness and initiative in doing this under heavy fire greatly assisted in the success of the operation. He was the last man of the raid into our trenches when one man was reported missing he volunteered and led a party to look for the man. Previous to this Sgt. RAVELL has done very good work.'

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

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