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Albert Clarence SLOCOMBE

Regimental number1570
Place of birthMount Barker South Australia
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressWistow, Mount Barker, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinSister, Olive Young, Frederick Street, Welland
Enlistment date8 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1571
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the attack on September 2nd 1918 on ALLAINES and the high ground East of MONT ST. QUENTIN, near PERONNE, this N.C.O., after all his Company Officers had become casualties, pushed on with five men in the face of very heavy enemy machine gun fire to HEPA ALLEY, which he entered in spite of strong enemy resistance. He established a post and hung on to his position for five hours against heavy odds until supports arrived. His splendid leadership and utter disregard for personal safety set a splendid example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

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

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