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Regimental number1708
Place of birthChristchurch, New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
AddressChristchurch, New Zealand
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinHilda Bockmaster, Bristol, England
Enlistment date21 December 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 13 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 1 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 25 September 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led his men in a most gallant manner, and succeeded in capturing an enemy machine gun, together with eight unwounded prisoners.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174
Date: 11 October 1917

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