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Thomas Wareham Fremantle RILEY

Regimental number4199
Place of birthCaulfield Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCommercial traveller
AddressMalvern Road, East Malvern, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ellen Georgina Riley, Malvern Road, East Malvern, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date6 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'For conspicuous gallantry in the attack on the Hindenburg Line, when he organised a mixed party of men and led them to the 2nd objective, holding on there unsupported until ordered back.'
Recommendation date: 14 May 1917

FateReturned to Australia 9 February 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry in the attack on the HINDENBURG Line on 3rd May 1917. After all officers in his vicinity were casualties he organised a mixed party of men from 3 Battalions and led them to the 2nd objective holding on there unsupported until ordered back.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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