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Laurence Solomon STEINBERG

Regimental number2887
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionJewish
OccupationPearler
AddressPerth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Jacob Steinberg, Vulture Street, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date9 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 29 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 September 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On the 4th July, 1918, during the attack on HAMEL, Private STEINBERG maintained communication between Company and Battalion Headquarters throughout the whole operation, although continuously under heavy artillery fire. On two occasions his signal station was destroyed by enemy fire. obtaining further instruments, on each occasion he was successful in re-establishing his station. By his devotion to duty and utter disregard for his own personal safety he set an excellent example to the other members of his Section.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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