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Holborn James TRUESDALE

Regimental number3961
Place of birthEaglehawk Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationTram conductor
AddressKorong Road, Eaglehawk, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinWife, Mrs E Truesdale, c/o Mrs Evans, Korong Road, Eaglehawk, Victoria
Enlistment date21 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Depot Unit of Supply
FateReturned to Australia 2 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'This man, a Stretcher Bearer, showed great coolness and devotion to duty in the operation of 4th October, 1917, near ZONNEBEKE east of YPRES. Casuaalties were extremely heavy through the enemy barrages of 4th, 5th and 6th and regardless of all danger, this man continued his work in a most effecient and praiseworthy manner. All ranks speak highly of his conduct.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

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