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Stanley Ernest SARGEANT

Regimental number90A
Place of birthHealesville, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressHealesville, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 10.75"
Weight175 lbs
Next of kinFather, E Sargeant, 135 Evans Street, East Brunswick, Victoria
Enlistment date25 January 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameNo 1 Australian General Hospital
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board A62 Wandilla on 25 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll90
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 7 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'Whilst Corporals RITTER and BROWSE were holding off the counter attack in STORMY TRENCH north east of GUEUDECOURT on the night 11th/12th February, 1917, this man, knowing they were short of bombs, of his own initiative, carried up several loads of bombs to them, having to travel on the top of the parapet under heavy fire to do so. Again when the leader of the rifle grenade party was killed he immediately took command of the party and led them in a very able manner, thus saving a great deal of confusion and materially aiding in the success of the operations.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174
Date: 11 October 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: 5681 Pte Harold SARGEANT, 22nd Bn, died of wounds, 3rd September 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SARGEANT Stanley Ernest

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