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Henry Theodore STAGG

Regimental number964
Place of birthInglewood Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressPO, Inglewood, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs H T Stagg, Inglewood, Victoria
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollComissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 23 September 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. His coolness, courage, and self sacrificing devotion to duty have been a distinguished example. He voluntarily remained four days and nights with his gun, with only the shelter afforded by a shell hole, in order to allow his men to get rest in turn, in a place in which there was only room for two at a time. When the adjoining gun position was blown in by a shell and the two gunners killed while the N.C.O.in charge was severely shaken, he recovered the gun and rebuilt the position under heavy fire, and remained in charge of this gun also for three days.'.
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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