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Richard BORSTEL

Regimental number1367
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMachinist
Address32 Foucart Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMary Louis Borstel, 32 Foucart Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date14 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit nameField Ambulance 4, Section C
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A31 Ajana on 30 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

MSM


Recommendation date: 21 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1918
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'For continued and conspicuous devotion to duty. Sergeant BORSTEL is the N.C.O. I/C Nursing Duty Staff, 12th Australian Field Ambulance and has been in charge of the dressing room of the A.D.S. during the operation of April 5th, 1918, South West of ALBERT, of the Main Dressing Station during the operation of May 3rd 1918, East of Villers Bretonneux And again of the Main Dressing Station during operation of August 8th 1918, East of Corbie. On al occasions he has shown the greatest keenness and has been untiring in his efforts to make the wounded as comfortable as possible. His ability for organisation has been of the greatest material benefit to the wounded and of the greatest assistance to the Medical Officers working with him. He has been most conscientious and zealous in his work at all times and has inspired all ranks under him to follow his example.. I consider him most deserving of special recognition during the period February 23rd 1918 to September 17th 1918.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

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