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Archibald William Hamilton SLATER

Regimental number747
Place of birthNorth Pine Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressLawnton, North Coast Line, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, Joseph Slater, Lawnton, North Coast Line, Queensland
Enlistment date11 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name41st Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/58/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 18 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Divisional Salvage Company
FateReturned to Australia 1 April 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name Archibald

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For continued acts of gallantry and devotion to duty during the period from 25 February to 17 September, 1918. He kept his squadron together under the most trying circumstances including destruction of their dwelling on six separate occasions. On 12 April 1918, near Buire, an aeroplace was lying derelict close to the track along which rations were carried. One of the bombs had its detonator exposed. The spot was under enemy observation, and, when he started out to salve the bombs, it was subjected to shell fire. He made three trips, and salved the bombs, thus removing the danger to the ration carriers.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

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