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Regimental number1267
OccupationColliery blacksmith
AddressWallsend Road, West Wallsend, New South Wales
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinSister, Annie E Thompson, Wallsend Road, West Wallsend, New South Wales
Enlistment date8 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name35th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/52/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 May 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll35th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF35
Promotion date: 4 November 1918


Unit: INF35
Promotion date: 10 February 1919

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of his company. When there were no officers left he did wonderful work in reorganizing them and getting forward food and supplies.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Other detailsMedals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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