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Henry Thomas RIGLEN

Regimental number3080
Place of birthWoodenbong New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Addressc/o G Waller, Woodinbong, Lindsay, via Kyogle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinBrother, G F Riglen c/o Mrs Timmings, 19 Caulton Road, Chiswick London, England
Enlistment date12 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 5 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 15 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'Pioneer Riglen was noticed for conspicuous courage and devotion to duty during attack on HINDENBURG LINE South of REINCOURT on 11th April, 1917. He carried wounded from in front of enemy wire being all the time under heavy enemy Machine Gun and Rifle Fire and showed no consideration for his own safety. He was untiring and showed great bravery and endurance in carrying the wounded over a long distance from enemy line to our original line. His conduct is deserving of recognition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

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