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Ralph Sylvester SCOBIE

Regimental number3719
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationEngineer
AddressStockton, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, James Warren Scobie, Hereford Street, Stockton, New South Wales
Enlistment date23 July 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 July 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name54th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/71/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 31 October 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 December 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Sylvester spelt Silvester
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry at Peronne, on the 1 and 2 September, 1918. As a scout this man reconnoitred and patrolled throughout the advance, displaying great courage and initiative, and capturing many prisoners. Later, he reconnoitred the approaches under exceptionally heavy artillery and machine gun fire, returning with most valuable information.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 35
Date: 15 April 1920

Family/military connectionsUncle: Lt Colonel Robert SCOBIE, 2nd Bn, killed in action, 6-8 August 1915.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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