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James SPRENT

Place of birthWynyard Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDoctor
AddressHobart, Tasmania
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinWife, Mrs A D E Sprent, 148 Macquarie Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Previous military serviceAustralian Army Medical Corps
Enlistment date23 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit nameNo 1 Australian General Hospital
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board A62 Wandilla on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
FateReturned to Australia 27 August 1917
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He tended the wounded under very heavy fire with great courage and determination. He personally supervised and organized the forward portion of tending the wounded right up to the firing line.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

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

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