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Edgar Benjamin SINCOCK

Regimental number2696
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressHarney Street, Walkerville, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Sincock, Harney Street, Walkerville, South Australia
Enlistment date7 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal Driver
Unit name4th Light Horse Field Ambulance
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 23 June 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty. During the 4th October offensive and days following, this driver twice a day took his water cart up to WESTHOEK RIDGE with water for the dressing station, showing utter disregard of personal danger, and at times under heavy shell fire having to help to mend the road when it had been blown up, in order to get through. His courage and endurance were a fine example, and saved the Dressing Station and all the forward Ambulance posts from running short of water.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

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