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Howard Wilson SCUDDS

Regimental number176
ReligionChurch of England
Address233 King William Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Scudds, 26 Myers Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military service78th Infantry
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in leading his platoon against a strong point which was holding up the advance. His prompt and skilful action enabled the advance to continue, and he then led his platoon to the capture of the final objective. He showed great ability and fearlessness during the consolidation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 120
Date: 7 August 1918

Bar to Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and determination in leading his platoon forward to the attack. By good leadership and skilful handling he quickly reached his objective and inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy. Later, with one of his platoon, he moved forward again and captured a machine gun and five prisoners.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

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

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