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Magnus Graham SAUNDERS

Place of birthSemaphore South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressHill Street, North Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs H G Saunders, Hill Street, Adelaide North, South Australia
Enlistment date3 May 1916
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name10th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 12 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. His platoon came under a heavy barrage, and, though badly shaken by the explosion of a shell, he collected his men and led them successfully to the final objective. He consolidated the position, and by his splendid example and cheerful manner he kept his men steady under difficult circumstances.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 120
Date: 7 August 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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