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Bruce Gordon SAYERS

Regimental number2637
Place of birthMaryborough Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationMiner
AddressHunter Street, Wonthaggi, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jane Sayers, Hunter Street, Wonthaggi, Victoria
Enlistment date1 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Mongolia on 11 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 February 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'East of YPRES at POLYGON WOOD on the night of 28th/29th September at about 8.0 p.m. Sergeant Ecceston of 'A' Company was seriously wounded during heavy enemy shelling. Private Sayers, a Stretcher-bearer of 'D' Company at once proceeded to the spot and arranged a stretcher party, carrying Sergeant Eccleston to the Aid Post in spite of a heavy enemy barrage. On two subsequent occasions during the same night he carried badly wounded men to the Aid Post under heavy shell fire. He was remarkable at all times for the activity he displayed in attending to wounded and assisting to get stretcher cases away. He showed great courage and coolness throughout and set his comrades a splendid example of determination and devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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