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Arthur Charles BOORMAN

Place of birthYork England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationConcert artist
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Boorman, The Knoll, Sherburn, Yorkshire, England
Enlistment date6 December 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name42nd Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


'Work near Proyart on 12 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: 17 August 1918

FateDischarged 13 December 1918
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. After reaching the final objective his platoon was suffering casualties from amchine gun fire. He took three men, rushed the post, and inflicted heavy casualties. Throughout the operation he showed great coolness and marked powers of command.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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