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Regimental number4948
Place of birthPortsmouth England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMaster mariner
Address36 Craigend Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinWife, Mrs L Tufnell, 36 Craigend Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date6 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 8 March 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an enemy counter attack. he was in charge of reserve gun teams, and hurried forward to reinforce the front line through a heavy barrage. He kept his guns in action under heavy shelling,visiting each gun and encouraging the men, inspiring them by his courage and coolness under trying conditions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137
Date: 30 August 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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