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Harry Orton TOWNSEND

Regimental number2432
Place of birthBrunswick Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationClerk
AddressBaxter Street, Coburg, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, H O Townsend, 25 Baxter Street, Coburg, Victoria
Enlistment date29 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 16 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal RollArmy Corps Headquarters
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


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

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

OBE


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

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

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