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Gordon SUNDSTROM

Regimental number3476
Place of birthNeerim South Victoria
ReligionBaptist
OccupationMachinist
AddressAlbert Park, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinWife, Mrs Eva Lockwood Sundstrom, 39 Richardson Street, Albert Park, Victoria
Enlistment date2 April 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name59th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/76/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Port Melbourne on 16 July 1917
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Corps Signals School
FateReturned to Australia 4 July 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry at HARBONNIERES, East of VILLERS-BRETONNEUX on 8th and 9th August 1918. Acting as scout he made valuable reconnaissances well forward of the line in the face of heavy enemy machine gun and rifle fire. He established the position of flanking units and kept his Company commander well informed of the situation. On the 9th August he again displayed fearless bravery in bringing back information across open bullet swept country. His conduct throughout was a striking example to his Company. He has at all times displayed gallantry and devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death19 May 1972

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