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Albert Victor SEDGWICK

Regimental number747
Date of birth--/04/1894
Place of birthBallarat Victoria
OccupationTimber clerk
Address39 Austin Street, Newtown, Geelong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Arthur Sedgwick, 39 Austin Street, Newtown, Geelong, Victoria
Enlistment date7 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF24
Promotion date: 28 June 1917


Unit: INF24
Promotion date: 21 November 1917

FateReturned to Australia 23 March 1919

Military Cross

'At Mont St. Quentin, during the attack on 1st September 1918, all the officers of his company became casualties, and, assuming the command, he led it towards the objective, in the face of heavy machine gun fire. Although the company was reduced by severe opposition to seventeen men, he led them to the final objective, capturing five machine gun crews. Throughout his splendid courage and coolness were powerful incentives to all ranks with him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

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

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