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Cecil James ROLLINS

Regimental number178
Place of birthSurrey England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGovernment House, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Alice Rollins, 7 Hammer Road, Egham, Surrey, England
Enlistment date26 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name27th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on 2nd September 1918, during the operations near Mont St. Quentin. He went back from our advanced outpost to organize the elements of a unit collected in a sunken road, bringing them forward t4o reinforce the right flank. He then visited all the advanced posts and sent in accurate reports. He was under intense fire the whole time, and hampered by an injured ankle.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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