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Cecil John Valentine RAYMO

Regimental number55
Place of birthBunna Bunna New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressGundiah, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, R. Raymo, Renwick Street, Alexandra, New South Wales
Enlistment date20 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Infantry Battalion, Regimental Signallers - Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number28/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Divisional Signal Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 12 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On the night of 28th/29th September 1917, this man maintained the telephone lines through GLENCORSE WOOD and BLACK KWATCH CORNER to the right Battalion Headquarters in POLYGON WOOD. He repeatedly went out with his Sergeant and repaired faults in the line, and it was largely owing to his untiring energy and devotion to duty that telephonic communication was maintained. On many occasions he has distinguished himself by his gallant conduct.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Date of death17 June 1969
Place of burialBotany Cemetery

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