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Regimental number4344
Place of birthAugathella, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressAbercrombie Street, Redfern, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinMrs M Sommers, Abercrombie Street, Redfern, New South Wales
Enlistment date26 August 1915
Place of enlistmentDubbo, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll

Meritorious Service Medal

'During the period 25th February to 16th September 1918 the work done by this man whilst acting as an N.C.O. in the Battalion Transport has been of the highest standard. His work has on many occasions led him into positions of extreme danger, but, when tested under conditions of difficulty or danger, this man is always seen to the greatest advantage . During the period the Battalion was in the line at WYTCHAETE, and later on the SOMME, his work was of the utmost value to his unit, particularly during the recent operations when called upon to get forward mules, S.A.A. and c. This man's initiative and gallantry enabled this to be done although casualties were inflicted upon both our transport personnel and the animals.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

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