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Regimental number1991
Place of birthWoodside South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressAnglo Avenue, Unley, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinS A Rosman, Anglo Avenue, Unley, Parkside, South Australia
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Morea on 26 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 November 1917

Military Medal

'At WESTHOEK RIDGE near YPRES on the 14th September 1917. When his fatigue party had lost their way in the darkness and under heavy shell fire he made a reconnaissance of the area at great personal risk from Machine Gun and shell fire, and returning led his parjty through safely. By his daring energy the party were able to carry out their task without mishap under THOMPSON's guidance.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

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

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