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Guy Godolphyn BONYTHON

Regimental number98
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBushman
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinAlfred McBain Bonython, corner of Hewitt Avenue and Gurney Road, Rose Park, Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date11 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A26 Armadale on 12 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 16 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 10 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in an attack. When all senior officers became casualties, he took command of the company, and led it with great courage. Although wounded, he remained at duty, and when it became necessary to withdraw, extricated the company from a difficult situation with much skill.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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