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Harry Blamyre SEWELL

Date of birth30 November 1896
Place of birthBendigo Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSoldier
AddressKew, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs C O Sewell, Kew, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceRoyal Military College
Enlistment date4 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentLT (PROV)
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 8, Battery 32
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/36/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 20 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Artillery Brigade
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Unit: Staff HQ Australian Corps
Promotion date: 1 September 1917

Fatenig No details enetered on Nominal
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During the consolidation of a captured position by our infantry, he ascertained by a personal reconnaissance that they were held up at one point by machine guns. He brought the information back to headquarters and the strong point was bombarded and shortly afterwards captured by our troops.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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