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Regimental number3262
Place of birthLeichhardt New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMalton Road, Beecroft, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Searle, Malton Road, Beecroft, New South Wales
Enlistment date18 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He was one of a small party who rushed two machine gun positions, killed the men at the guns, and captured some prisoners. He showed great dash and courage throughout the operations and set an excellent example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

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