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Harry BOHUN

Regimental number612
Place of birthGaffney's Creek, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBlacksmith
Address56 Windsor Street, Footscray, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Arthur Bohun, 56 Windsor Street, Footscray, Victoria
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Company Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal


Recommendation date: 26 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 3 December 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'For gallantry and devotion to duty from 25th February, 1918, to 16th September, 1918, and especially in the STRAZEELE Sector from 14th April, 1918, to 30th July, 1918, where by his disregard of personal danger Corporal BOHUN set a splendid example to his Section during salvage operations. On two occasions by his personal example under heavy shell fire he was instrumental in carrying out successfully the work in hand without casualties.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 75
Date: 17 June 1919

Date of death8 April 1966
Place of burialAltona Cemetery

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