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Arthur Harold TEW

Regimental number1726
Place of birthBrisbane Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSalesman
Address'Marathon', Gladstone Road, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Tew, 'Marathon', Gladstone Road, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date19 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Field Ambulance, 5th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 5 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Ambulance
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Medal

'Was on duty at POZIERES during an attack on the night of the 4th August, 1916, and on the morning of the 5th August, 1916, was told by his O.C. to "turn in", but hearing from an infantry man that several wounded were lying out in No Man's Land, he colunteered to go out and attend to them. This he did, passing through an artillery barrage, being almost buried by the explosion of a shell, but he went on, and under shell fire continued to attend wounded until he had used all his dressings. He also showed great resource in improvising splints and in attending to the wounded. When his stock of dressings were exhausted, he helped wounded men back to the Advance Dressing Station, all the time being under shell fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death5 June 1973
Place of burialMt Thompson Crematorium

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