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Fernleigh Silas TALL

Regimental number8393
Place of birthPlymouth England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressOsbourne, Largs Bay, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinWife, Mrs Lilian Tall, Osbourne, Largs Bay, South Australia
Enlistment date25 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 6, Battery 18
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 22 November 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 11 December 1918
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During a day when the enemy were shelling amain road with high explosives and gas, this officer, on three separate occasions, rescued wounded men under great difficulties. When an ammunition waggon and team received a direct hit he went and carried one of the men to safety, returning again through the barrage to rescue a second. Later on he assisted in rescuing three more men. His conduct and example throughout the day were of great value to others.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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