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Regimental number120
Date of birth30 July 1893
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFitter and turner
Address44 Windsor Street, Paddington, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMrs C Speckmann, 44 Windsor Street, Paddington, New South Wales
Enlistment date2 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentCQMS
Unit name1st Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollComissioned
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Pioneer Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706 (28 May 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165 (24 October 1918).

FateReturned to Australia

Military Cross

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette'
Date: 29 June 1917

Other details

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: enlisted, 29 April 1940; discharged, 1 February 1940, as VX13549 Lt Colonel, Headquarters, 7th Division.

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