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Regimental number4276
Place of birthMarrickville, New South Wales
SchoolChapple St Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBoot clicker
Address51 Brighton Street, Petersham, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs. M. Talbot, 51 Brighton Street, Petersham, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied at No. 21 Casualty Clearing Station, France.
FateDied of wounds 10 March 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death30
Place of burialTrois-Arbres Cemetery (Plot II, Row E, Grave No. 16), Steenwerck, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James Henry and Margaret TALBOT. Native of Marrickville, New South Wales

Military Medal

'On October 3rd the day prior to our assault on the BROODSEINDE Ridge the front line we held was harassed by enemy snipers. Pte. Talbot crawled out to a shell hole in No Mans Land under direct machine gun and snipers' fire, effectively silenced some snipers and kept down the enemy fire on our communications. On the 4th instant though his trench was under heavy shell fire he showed great energy in collecting and bandaging wounded and arranging for their removal to the R.A.P. using German prisoners for this purpose. He displayed courage in digging out buried comrades and his whole conduct throughout the operation evoked the warmest praise of his officers and the admiration of the whole company.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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