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Ernest Vernon TUSON

Regimental number572
Place of birthLondon England
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, H E Tuson, 166 Trafalgar Road, East Greenwich, London, England
Enlistment date10 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name13th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1918

Military Medal

'For exceptional bravery and coolness shown by him on the night of 2nd and 3rd May, 1915, when serving as a Corporal in "D" Company, 13th Battalion A.I.F. The Battalion was taking part in a night attack on that date, when, coming under heavy fire and it being impossible to advance further, orders were given to dig in and hold on. The Platoon Commander and Sergeant being both wounded, Corporal TUSON took the platoon in hand and was instrumental in holding an important part of the line.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Military Cross

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57
Date: 18 April 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Appointed Sergeant, 15 May 1915; CQMS, 11 June 1915; CSM, 20 June 1915; RSM, 4 March 1916.

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

Date of death4 June 1944
Place of burialVictoria Cemetery, British Columbia, Canada

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