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Duncan Alexander REABURN

Regimental number2499
Place of birthSouth Melbourne Victoria
OccupationLetter carrier
Address58 Fenwick Street, Clifton Hill, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs C Reaburn, 58 Fenwick Street, Clifton Hill, Victoria
Enlistment date3 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 16 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Divisional Signal Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


Recommendation date: 1 March 1918

Military Medal

LG No. 30830 of 13 August 1918 refers.

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 15 April 1918

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 19 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 15 June 1919

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Meritorious Service Medal

'For excellent and consistent work done during the period 6th to 20th February 1918 in the line at ZONNEBEKE and in particular, his bravery and devotion to duty on the night 13th/14th February, when lines to battalions in the forward area, were cut several times by hostile shelling with H.E. and Gas shells. On this night, under circumstances of great danger and intense discomfort owing to Lachrymatory Gas, Sergeant RAEBURN went out on each occasion that the lines were cut, and by repairing the lines, restored communication with most commendable promptitude.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

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

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