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Emile Auguste TARDENT

Regimental number7359
Place of birthNicolaieff Russia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressBrassall, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinWife, Mrs M A E Tardent, Brassall PO, Ipswich, Queensland
Enlistment date16 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 24th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 24 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll42nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 March 1929
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'On the 12th August, 1918, during operatins on the SOMME, near PROYART, this N.C.O. showed great skilll in dealing with hostile machine guns. He directed the tactics of his own and adjoining sections in clearing up difficult machine gun posts on one occasion in order to complete an outflanking movement of another section which he himself directed. He rushed the post, accomplished the object, but was severely wounded. His daring action and exemplary courage had a very inspiring effect on all personnel under his command.'
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 death1 April 1933

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