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Wallace ROWSE

Regimental number2005
Place of birthWalthamstow England
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o Headys Bros, Glenlyon, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinSister, Mrs F Haywood, Britain, Emmavale, New South Wales
Enlistment date12 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 17 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 27 September 1917

Military Medal

'For distinguished conduct and devotion to duty during attack on HINDENBURG LINE on the 11th April near REINCOURT. He assisted in bandaging and tending our wounded who lay amongst the enemy barbed wire and although this was subjected to heavy machine gun fire he worked right through the whole day tending the wounded and bearing them back to the Dressing Station. All through he did magnificent work and was only forced to desist when the Germans refused to allow our Stretcher Bearers to carry away any more of the wounded. His work undoubtedly saved many lives.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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