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Vernon Victor THORPE

Regimental number8432
Place of birthNorthcote Victoria
ReligionBaptist
OccupationFireman
Address8 Gover Street, North Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs C Thorpe, 8 Gover Street, North Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date25 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameField Ambulance 4, Reinforcement 13
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/47/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 12 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Australian General Hospital
FateReturned to Australia 10 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'This N.C.O. while in charge of bearer squad carrying south of ZONNEBEKE on 4th October, 1917, under heavy enemy shell fire rescued two wounded men who were bogged, dressed them and helped them to a place of safety. He also by his courage and coolness kept his bearers carrying through the barrage and brought them through safely on two occasions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

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