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Gerard Martyn SKUGAR

Regimental number2160
Place of birthVilno Poland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSailor
AddressRockhampton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Kate Skugar, 41 Polozka Street, Vilna, Russia
Enlistment date2 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name41st Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/58/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 7 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll41st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 December 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'On the 8th August, 1918, during the attack on the enemy's positions east of HAMEL, Private SKUGAR, single handed, rushed and captured a machine gun and its crew. He continued to do excellent work throughout the fight until he was badly wounded. He set an excellent example of bravery and devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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