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Regimental number607
Place of birthComrie, Perthshire, Scotland
AddressMallow via Stanthorpe, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinMother, Mrs C Scott, St Martins GPO, St Martins, London, England
Enlistment date3 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 7, Reinforcement 10
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/12/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Omrah on 17 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
FateDied of wounds 22 September 1918
Age at death from cemetery records39
Place of burialLa Chapelette British Cemetery (Plot I, Row H, Grave No. I), Peronne, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial

Military Medal

'On night of 27th/29th September, 1917, at YPRES, on WESTHOEK ZONNEBEKE Road, for conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty. The tail end of "B" Company of 16th Battalion, A.I.F. was caught in a barrage of high explosives, and 14 men became casualties. In spite of gas shells and high explosives falling near by this man undaunted assisted an N.C.O. of 16th Battalion in dressing the casualties, and afterwards removing them to a Dressing Station.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

MM Bar

'During operations near ZONNEBEKE on 12th October, 1917. He displayed remarkable bravery and perseverance continually carrying important messages from support line to Company Headquarters, being subjected to very heavy enemy artillery fire, and by so doing kept up communications. In addition he rendered valuable services helping to get wounded away.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal & Bar, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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