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Albert Victor ROSE

Regimental number6571
Place of birthSebastapol Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressRailway Terrace, Maylands, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinWife, Mrs C Rose, 3 Stewart Street, Maylands, Western Australia
Enlistment date10 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 10 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Infantry Base Depot
FateReturned to Australia 21 June 1919

Military Medal

'In a counter-attack by his Battalion on strong enemy positions South of VILLERS-BRETONNEUX on night of 24th/25th April 1918 this man, when the advance of his platoon was held up by a belt of wire entanglement went forward under heavy rifle and machine gun fire and cut a passage through the wire. While doing so he was wounded, but carried on until he had completed his work. By his gallant action the platoon was enabled to continue the advanced.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No.15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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