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James Albert SHUTTLEWOOD

Regimental number124
Place of birthCarlton Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationStoreman
Address212 Station Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, W Shuttlewood, 212 Station Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date8 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At ARMENTIERES on the night 26th/27th February, 1917, on the occasion of a raid on the enemy trenches by a composite Battalion of his Brigade, Private SHUTTLEWOOD was a member of a Lewis gun team, which was protecting the right flank of the attack. When all the rest of his team were either killed or wounded by shell fire he stuck to his gun, and successfully dispersed an advance of the enemy on the flank protected by him, handling his gun splendidly. He afterwards covered the retirement of our troops from the enemy trenches until they had reached our own trenches - bringing back with him his gun which was riddled by shrapnel. (Strength of raiding party - 21 Officers, 804 other ranks)'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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