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Regimental number7306
Place of birthAdelaide South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCivil servant
AddressMount Lawley, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Lavinia Stooke, 89 Zebina Street, Mount Lawley, Western Australia
Enlistment date28 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 24th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/6
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 29 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1919

Military Medal

'For distinguished conduct throughout the day of 29th September. This N.C.O. led his men through a thick fog and artillery barrage, keeping touch with his infantry the whole time. When information was received that the enemy was massing West of JONCOURT he took his gun and team forward through heavy fire, got into action covering the enemy's line of counter attack, and when the counter attack developed killed large numbers of the enemy. His wonderful example and splendid courage made it possible to do this and the work done was proof of the sterling character of this soldier.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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