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Wilfred Leigh SINCLAIR

Regimental number1439
Place of birthHorsham Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationBank clerk
Address62 Buckley Street, Essendon, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Sinclair, 62 Buckley Street, Essendon, Victoria
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentActing Corporal
Unit name29th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

' For conspicuous and gallantry and devotion to duty. This N.C.O. orgainzed and led his platoon forward, after its commander had become a casualty. With one section, he outflanked a machine gun post of two guns, taking the crews prisoner, which was carried out over open ground under heavy fire. He then reconnoitred to the front and gained touch with the unit on his right, returning wiht information which enabled a trench mortar battery to silence an anti-tank gun. His energy and resource materially assisted in the capture of a village'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 36
Date: 14 March 1919

Date of death16 July 1966

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