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Regimental number1261
ReligionChurch of England
Address1st Avenue, Maylands, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Caroline Schryver, 1st Avenue, Maylands, Western Australia
Enlistment date10 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameAustralian Stationary Hospital 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/71/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A55 Kyarra on 14 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 19 September 1918

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of a bearer subdivision. He tended the many wounded without adequate protection from early dawn till dusk, under heavy shell fire. When a shell struck a cupola in whjch he was sheltering, killing one man and wounding and burying five others, though badly shaken, he, unaided, under incessant shelling, succeeded in digging out these five men, and after tending their wounds obtained stretcher squads for their evacuation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

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