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Athur Rupert BLISS

Regimental number2559
Place of birthStewkley England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm hand
AddressKoroongarra near Mulmerran, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Arthur Bliss, Slewkley, Buckingham, England
Enlistment date8 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 16 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 18 August 1916

FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'13th/16th August, 1916. Front line trenches A.G.1.2. east of POZIERES Battalion Runners. When lines were cut to front line and Brigade Headquarters communication was kept open by runners who took urgent messages under heavy fire at all times day and night. Of the runners the two mentioned here were conspicuous for their bravery and attention to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

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