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Richard Henry BLOMFIELD

Regimental number373
Place of birthSandon New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGrazier
AddressBlue Mountain, Uralla, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinWife, Mrs B Blomfield, Tarranganda, Bega, New South Wales
Enlistment date3 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name33rd Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/50/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 4 May 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 31 January 1918
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On the four days he organized and led search parties for the wounded in front of our lines, rescuing many under heavy fire. On the last night he was severely wounded while bringing in a wounded man.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 150
Date: 24 September 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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