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Edmund Harrington STREET

Regimental number1570
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation hand
AddressWoodlawn, Dowell Street, Chatswood, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Ada Marcella Street, Woodlawn, Dowell Street, Chatswood, New South Wales
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Light Horse Regiment, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/11/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Hawkes Bay on 23 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an attack on the Hindenburg Line North of BELLICOURT on 30th September 1918 and 1st October 1918. While the enemy shelling and Machine Gun fire was at its utmost violence, Private STREET carried most important messages between the firing line and Battalion Headquarters. In the accomplishment of these tasks this runner had to move across an area which was subject to the enemy's shell fire and for a distance of some hundreds of yards to direct Machine Gun fire and sniping. Throughout this gallant soldier showed splendid determination and most unselfish disregard for his own personal safety.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

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