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Gordon Stanley SLOAN

Regimental number2724
Place of birthLaura South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressLaura, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Sloan, Laura, South Australia
Enlistment date8 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 July 1919
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'For courage and devotion to duty. This man rendered good service at POLYGON WOOD on 26th September 1917 where his gun position was blown up. he moved his gun and team to another position without much loss of time and succeeded in killing many of the enemy. During the operations at BROODESINDE in October 1917 he displayed great courage and endurance in carrying up ammunition under heavy shell fire when his gun and run short of ammunition. His courage and example did much to inspire his comrades to greater efforts under very adverse conditions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 173
Date: 7 November 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: 4516 Pte Frederick James SLOAN, 27th Bn, returned to Australia, 15 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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