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Regimental number467
Place of birthBexhill England
Address114 Payneham Road, St Peters, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Harriet Richardson, 114 Payneham Road, St Peters, Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date25 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 9, Reinforcement 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/14/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 22 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 October 1918

Military Medal

'During the operation of 26th September, 1917, near ZONNEBEKE this man acted as a runner to Advanced Headquarters of the Machine Gun Company. He displayed great devotion to duty by voluntarily taking on the extra duties devolved upon the runners when half of their members had been made casualties. At midday on the 26th September, 1917, when a counter attack was impending he did most valuable work in guiding a party of ammunition carriers into the line through a heavy barrage.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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