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Consett Carre RIDDELL

OccupationMining engineer
AddressStanley Street, Elsternwick, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinT W Carre Riddell, Stanley Street, Elsternwick, Victoria
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name6th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Division Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 9 October 1918

Distinguished Service Order

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Although knocked down and stunned by shell fire, he continued to make most valuable and daring reconnaissances in advance of our front line. He has been wounded three times, but in spite of this his work has been consistently gallant throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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