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Herbert BODEN

Regimental number1104
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressLaunceston, Tasmania
Marital statusDS
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, Randolph Boden, Myrtle Bank via Launceston, Tasmania
Enlistment date28 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name40th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 1 July 1916
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 7 October 1918

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularAwarded the Military Medal.
FateNo details of fate entered on Nominal Roll
Date of death29 September 1918
Age at death29
Place of burialTincourt New British Cemetery (Plot V, Row F, Grave No. 10), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
132
Medals

Croix de Guerre (Belgium)


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Military Cross

'Near Bony, on 29th Sewptember 1918, he rendered most gallant and valuable services in repelling a hostile counter attack. He attacked a party of the enemy single handed, and b9ombed them for some distance down the trench, inflicting severe casualties upon them and causing the remainder to retreat in confusion leaving behind several machine guns. The success of the left flank of the battalion was greatly due to his work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
Date: 29 January 1920

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Croix de Guerre, Military Cross, Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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