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Austin Horace SECCOMBE

Regimental number1579
Place of birthLismore New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressFirth Street, Arncliffe, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinBrother, C E Seccombe, Firth Street, Arncliffe, New South Wales
Enlistment date28 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, H Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 December 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. By his complete disregard for his own safety and fine example to his men he did much towards successfully holding a captured position, which he had taken and consolidated, with the platoon he commanded when its officer had become a casualty. He repelled three strong counter attacks, and, though wounded in the face, he remained on duty till relieved.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Date of death26 October 1974

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