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Edward Clarendon SEAGER

Regimental number185
Place of birthMoe Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMoe, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, C.J. Seager, Royal Exchange, King William Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A18 Wiltshire on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31138 (22 January 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 7 January 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on 30 September, 1918, at Kaukab, when the squadron was the first wave of a mounted attack against enemy infantry and machine guns. This sergeant, acting as troop leader, led his troop with great dash and vigour, setting a fine example of determination and daring to all ranks, resulting in the capture of many prisoners and machine guns.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 42
Date: 20 May 1920

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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