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James Stanley SPEED

Regimental number3495
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPoliceman
AddressBrown Hill, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, E Speed, Brown Hill via Ballarat, Victoria
Enlistment date3 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Traffic Control Detachment
FateReturned to Australia 23 March 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name Stanley James
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on the YPRES MENIN Road under very heavy shell fire on 25th September, 1917. He volunteered to go into a part of the road which was being continually shelled and was strewn with dead men, horses and debris, and assist in clearing the traffic, thus allowing a free passage for ambulance cars conveying wounded from the front to Dressing Station. He showed a total disregard of personal danger, and set a fine example of courage and devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Date of death10 February 1973
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery

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