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Cecil Darcy TWEED

Regimental number2172
Place of birthMount Shamroc Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressLauriston, Roma, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Rebecca Tweed, Eidsvold, Queensland
Enlistment date9 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name42nd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 7 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll42nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 December 1918

Military Medal

'On 1st September, 1918, during operations North of PERONNE, T/Corporal TWEED's Platoon was in support. At one stage of the advance he observed a gap between two of the leading platoons and immediately, on his own initiative, moved his section forward to fill it. He successfully mopped up the area, accounting for two Machine Guns and numerous prisoners, and maintained touch between the two Platoons. By his prompt action, T/Corporal TWEED undoubtedly saved us numerous casualties and his clever handling of his section enabled him to perform the task with no casualties in his section.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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