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Lionel BODSWORTH

Regimental number4984
Place of birthBrighton, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressLilac Crescent, Brighton North, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinWife, Mrs Adelaide Bodsworth, C/o Mrs E Gibbs, Lilac Crescent, Brighton North, Victoria
Enlistment date19 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 3 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


For conspicuous gallantry as a bomber in action near Bullecourt, when he bombed towards the 62nd Division, remaining at work although wounded.
Recommendation date: 14 May 1917

FateReturned to Australia 4 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry as a bomber in action near BULLECOURT on 3rd May when he bombed towards the 62nd Division, remaining at work although wounded. His coolness and prompt action are shown by the fact that he threw a German bomb back before it exploded and later one of our own from which the lever had been removed accidentally.'
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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