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James SPRAGG

Regimental number2266
Place of birthLennington England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGardener
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, James Spragg, Lemington Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire, England
Enlistment date19 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 27 September 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'Near MT. ST. QUENTIN North of PERONNE on 1st September 1918, after the attack had been successful, and the position consolidated this man attended to several slightly wounded men and sent them to the rear. He then, by himself, bandaged and carried several badly wounded men to a collecting post. The area was continually under heavy artillery and machine gun fire. As stretcher bearers were not available he continued with this good work until all our wounded had been collected. He then reported back to his Platoon for duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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