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Raymond Gifford REYNOLDS

Regimental number189
Place of birthBendigo Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDraper
Address41 Garsed Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Tessie Reynolds, 41 Garsed Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Previous military service17th Australian Army Medical Corps
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Field Ambulance
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Pay Corps
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous bravery at BOURSIES on the 7th & 8th and 9th April, 1917. He acted as Stretcher Bearer from the 12th Battalion Aid Post back to a relay post about 1 1/2 miles in rear, and carried and tended wounded under constant heavy shell and Machine Gun fire for two days. On the last day he worked continuously for 24 hours under very heavy fire until quite exhausted. During the whole time he was carrying continuously through a heavy barrage of Artillery fire and for more than half a mile on each trip was under direct observation of the enemy and exposed to heavy Machine Gun and Snipers fire. He set a spendid example by his coolness and courage, and by his devotion to duty was responsible for the evacuation of a considerable number of wounded men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174
Date: 11 October 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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