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Francis Warwick TENNISWOOD

Regimental number92
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSurveyor's assistant
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Wm Tenniswood, Newtown, Tasmania
Enlistment date6 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1 Australian General Hospital (November 1914)
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A55 Kyarra on 21 November 1914
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as a runner under most trying conditions. He went forward with two others into enemy territory and brought back several wounded men under heavy fire. Even after his battalion got out of the line he remained, carrying out the wounded over most difficult ground until almost exhausted.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

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