Amarald Glenn TRESTRAIL

Regimental number2035
Place of birthQuorn South Australia
AddressKalgoorlie, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Trestrail, 169 Hopkins Street, Boulder, Western Australia
Enlistment date18 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 26 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Machine Gun Company
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'During the advance west of VILLERET on 18th September, 1918, Lance-Corporal TRESTRAIL showed great devotion to duty. He was in charge of two Machine Guns and after establishing them in commanding positions, he went forward and made a careful reconnaissance of the ground in front. Later, during the relief of the Battalion, the Limbers were heavily shelled and casualties were inflicted. He remained and supervised the removal of the wounded to a plae of safety and then drove one Limber through a heavy enemy Artillery barrage to Rear Battalion Headquarters. He displayed great gallantry throughout the whole operation and his cheerful bearing had a marked effect on his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919