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Arthur William STRETTON

Regimental number524
Place of birthMaroon Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, R W Stretton, Boonah, Queensland
Enlistment date18 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 12, Reinforcement 8
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/17/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 September 1919

Military Medal

'During operation at DERNANCOURT South West of ALBERT on the 28th March, 1918 for conspicuous bravery and disregard to personal danger. When our infantry were reinforcing and suffered numerous casualties he went out under heavy rifle, machine gun and artillery fire and helped to get the wounded away. His continued good work undoubtedly saved many lives. Throughout the operations his bravery and cheerfulness was a great asset to the morale of his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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