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Cecil Howard Earl RAY

Regimental number1375
Place of birthCastlemaine Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngine driver
AddressMaldon, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, Mr George Ray, Maldon, Victoria
Enlistment date31 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'(Hermies 14 April 1917) Encouraged men by good leadership and great bravery.'
Recommendation date: 23 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 17 December 1918

Military Medal

'At HERMIES, FRANCE, on the 15th April 1917, L/Cpl. RAY was in charge of a post during a strong enemy attack. Although his section suffered six casualties he continued to expose himself and by his good leadership and great bravery encouraged his men until the end of the action.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death20 July 1963
Age at death80
Place of burialMaldon Cemetery, Victoria

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