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Regimental number18945
Place of birthWestleton England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBarcaldine, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs W Smith, 42 Prebbelton Road, Sockburn, New Zealand
Enlistment date2 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 7, Battery 27
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/35/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'This Gunner has done continuous good service in his position as Cook at the Battery position, which duty he has carried out since September 22nd, 1917. During the six weeks his Battery was engaged in the operation for the capture of the PASSCHENDAELE RIDGE, this man never failed, although under continuous shell-fire, in serving the gunners with a hot meal, thus materially helping to maintain the good spirit and efficiency of the Battery. His courage and perseverance were an example to all.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 173
Date: 7 November 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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