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Louis SAMUELS

Regimental number11408
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionJewish
OccupationJournalist
AddressBalo Street, Moree, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, J Samuels, Balo Street, Moree, New South Wales
Enlistment date29 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Reinforcement 14
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT RMS Osterley on 15 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 1 August 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For gallantry and devotion to duty at Jeancourt, on 18th September 1918. He was in charge of the F.O.O. party, and throughout the whole advance maintained communications with Group Headquarters, his line were often the only ones available for both artillery and infantry use. Advancing with the company commanders, he sent valuable information as to progress made and location of enemy, artillery, and infantry.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
Date: 29 January 1920

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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