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Keith SUTHERLAND

Regimental number4551
Place of birthCamberwell Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationStudent
Address4 Pepper Street, Camberwell, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Sutherland, 4 Pepper Street, Camberwell, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date26 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentActing Sergeant
Unit name22nd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT RMS Orontes on 29 March 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 March 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For great gallantry and devotion to duty duringh operations near Estrees, on nights 3rd-4th October 1918. While the battalion was massed in the assembly trenches, amended orders were received ordering the attack to be launched at once. He carried these orders to the leading company, and accompanied the leading attacking wave under the heaviest fire in order to insure their full explanation to all concerned. Throughout the day his work was excellent.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 30
Date: 25 March 1920

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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