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Raymond Walter TOVELL

Date of birth9 March 1890
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationAuditor
AddressPass Book No 58343, Commonwealth Bank, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Ann Brown, 252 New Street, Brighton, Victoria
Enlistment date28 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name29th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 29 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll29th Battalion
Promotions

Major


Unit: Staff 4th Infantry Brigade
Promotion date: 22 October 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706 (28 May 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165 (24 October 1918).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 6 September 1919
Medals

Distinguished Service Order


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette'
Date: 23 May 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 142 Pte John Francis Huon TOVELL, 6th Bn, killed in action, 25 April 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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