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Nathaniel Bert SAWYER

Regimental number2214
Place of birthMaldon England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBridgetown GPO, Bridgetown, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinSister, Mrs Martha Raynor, 'Hillside', Colchester, Essex, England
Enlistment date26 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 1 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 February 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. At the attack on WESTHOEK RIDGE on 20th September 1917 - as a stretcher bearer he worked without ceasing, and bandaged and carried in many men under very heavy fire. He showed an absolute disregard of personal safety. A number of N.C.O.s and men have spoken of his gallant conduct.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

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