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Richard Floyd STANISTREET

Regimental number192
Place of birthDingee Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationPay clerk
AddressRailway Station, Mildura, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs M. Stanistreet, Railway Station, Mildura, Victoria
Enlistment date27 November 1914
Unit nameSignal Company Engineers Reinforcement 2 and Reinforcement 3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 15 February 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 22 February 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Divisional Signal Company
FateReturned to Australia 9 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At WESTHOEK RIDGE eas of YPRES during the operations on 4th October, 1917 this Officer displayed conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During the continuous shelling that this Ridge was subjected to he personally directed parties repairing lines, and re-organised carrying parties under heavy shell fire. It is mainly due to his example of courage that telephone communication was maintained and stores delivered to the various parties.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in personally directing paties repairing lines and re-organizing carrying parties under heavy shell fire. It was mainly due to his example that communications were maintained.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 150
Date: 24 September 1918

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

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