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Emanuel TREASURE

Regimental number2638
Place of birthNortham Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressNorth Cunderdin, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, James Treasure, Cunderdin, Western Australia
Enlistment date24 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On the 1st September, 1918, during operations North of PERONNE, many of the advancing troops were held up by fire from a nest of enemy Machine Guns. private TREASURE went forward with a Lewis Gun and in face of severe fire worked round to the enemy's flank and opened fire from a very exposed position. On seeing TREASURE the enemy immediately concentrated their fire on him, this enabled other men to rush the post and capture the gun and crew.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 7549 Pte Francis Henry TREASURE, 44th Bn, returned to Australia, 19 April 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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