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Frank Vincent TUXWORTH

Regimental number2227
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressKembla Street, Wollongong, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Tuxworth, Kembla Street, Wollongong, New South Wales
Enlistment date28 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 26 July 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'During the attack on the Beaurevoir line, north of St. Quentin, on 3 October, 1918, he displayed conspicuous gallantry in dealing with enemy opposition. While the attack was held up on the right, he worked his way up the trench system from the left, and located an enemy machine gun post in the trench, which was still firing and causing considerable trouble to the main attacking party. He immediately bombed the post, and the surprise caused by his accurate bombing have scattered the enemy, he rushed the post, eight prisoners and two machine guns being captured. He did fine work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 20
Date: 19 February 1920

Croix de Guerre (Belgium)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Date of death26 July 1953
Place of burialWollongong Cemetery

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