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Harold Edward TOWNSEND

Regimental number160
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMining surveyor
Address125 Wigran Road, Forest Lodge, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs L A Townsend, 145 Wigran Road, Forest Lodge, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date14 September 1914
Rank on enlistment2nd Corporal
Unit name3rd Field Company Engineers, Headquarters, Section 1, Section 2 and Section 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 22 September 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Division Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Third Supplement. No. 29522 (27 March 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 79 (6 July 1916).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Fourth Supplement No. 29664 (11 July 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 176 (30 November 1916).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29455 (28 January 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44 (6 April 1917).

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Cross


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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