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Albert REDMOND

Regimental number3922
Date of birth--/09/1888
Place of birthYarragon, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressYarragon, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, W Redmond, Yarragon, Victoria
Enlistment date10 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 7 February 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry on the 10th day of August 1918 at LIHONS. During the attack when the neighbouring unit's right flank was unprotected and suffering very severe casualties from enfilade Machine Gun fire, this soldier and another man crawled forward over very flat country for 200 yards under a hail of bullets and successfully engaged and silenced two hostile Machine Guns, thus enabling the unprotected flank to move forward and establish itself. Later in the day, when his entire gun crew became casualties, he advanced alone (carrying his gun and own ammunition) and establishing himself in a commanding position on the flank, succeeded in keeping down the fire of two hostile Machine Guns which were eventually captured by his advancing Coy. His daring and initiative was of the highest order. '
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 75
Date: 17 June 1919

Bar to Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry on the 23rd day of August 1918 at HERLEVILLE Wood. During the advance after all his section had become casualties, this soldier carrying his Lewis Gun and panniers crept forward and silenced and captured two enemy Machine Guns that were inflicting heavy casualties on his men. Later on, when final objective had been reached, under a hail of Machine Gun bullets he crept forward alone and gave covering fire while the rest of his platoon consolidated.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal & Bar, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsFull name: Albert Henry REDMOND
Date of death17 April 1954
Age at death66
Place of burialYarragon Cemetery, Victoria

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