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Linden Roderick SALTMARSH

Regimental number4034
Place of birthLongford Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationJockey
AddressMrs E M Saltmarsh, Western Junction, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, L H Saltmarsh, Western Junction, Tasmania
Enlistment date4 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT RMS Orontes on 24 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At MONT DE MERRIS near STRAZEELE on night of 30th May, 1918, Privates SALTMARSH and REYNOLDS, who accompanied Sergeant TURNER on a patrol, rushed an enemy listening post, killed the occupants, captured a machine gun and brought it back to our lines.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

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

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