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Henry SLINGO

Regimental number152
Place of birthBendigo Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationBricklayer
AddressSouth Goornong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs F A Slingo, South Goornong via Bagshot, Victoria
Enlistment date29 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameNo 1 Australian General Hospital
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board A62 Wandilla on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Division Artillery
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Medal

'While in charge of a stretcher squad attached to a Regimental Aid Post near MORLANCOURT, South West of ALBERT on 29th July 1918, he displayed great courage and initiative in assisting in the evacuation of wounded. During a bombardment lasting for a considerable time he took his squads to and fro along a heavily shelled track without any rest or regard to his own personal safety. When there were no stretcher cases waiting he conducted walking parties of wounded to the Relay Post. he did not spare himself at all for a period lasting over 15 hours. His initiative and gallantry was an inspiring example to all and is worthy of recognition'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 36
Date: 14 March 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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