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Regimental number2059
Place of birthRylstone New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinSister, Miss E Stanger, 31 Ewell Street, Rozelle, New South Wales
Enlistment date27 April 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9 August 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2059A
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 July 1919

Military Medal

'On May 3rd near NOREUIL he was No. 1 of a Lewis Gun when the first attack was beaten off and took shelter with two others in the enemy's wire, keeping up fire on hostile Machine guns. The 2 men with him were wounded and he remained at his post till night when he was ordered to take up a new position. He collected some leaderless men, gathered ammunition and panniers, and made preparations in anticipation of enemy's counter attack. He was slightly wounded early in the day and more severely in the afternoon. he was wounded a third time at night and was then taken away. His conduct throughout the day was a splendid example to his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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