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Cecil William ROSENDELL

Regimental number2272
Place of birthNew Town Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
Address5 Pillenger Street, Zeehan, Tasmania
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinWife, Mrs May Rosendell, 5 Pillenger Street, Zeehan, Tasmania
Enlistment date25 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 25 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: Cadet Off on Prob
Promotion date: 4 January 1919


Unit: INF51
Promotion date: 4 April 1919

FateReturned to Australia 15 June 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and disregard of heavy hostile shell fire on the 15th October, 1917. When the trenches occupied by his Platoon on the BROODSEINDE RIDGE were completely blown in, he moved about personally digging men out and bandaging wounded men, thus setting such an example of coolness and devotion to duty that his men were able to set about constructing new trenches and shelters. His general conduct when in the line and under heavy shell fire was excellent.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 85
Date: 27 June 1918

Croix de Guerre (France)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2895 Pte George Clarence ROSSENDELL, 12th Bn, returned to Australia, 31 October 1917; 2894 Pte Harry Alfred ROSSENDELL, 12th Bn, killed in action, 6-10 Apriol 1917.
Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, Croix de Guerre, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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