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Forbes TWEEDIE

Regimental number3966
Place of birthBallarat Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSoft goods
Address213 Wendouree Parade, Ballarat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, W A Tweedie, 213 Wendouree Parade, Ballarat, Victoria
Enlistment date15 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 September 1917
Medals

Military Medal

'Pte. TWEEDIE was on duty on Lewis Gun when attack was made. Though severely wounded in neck and back by enemy bomb, he handled his gun quickly and with cool deliberation and accuracy, not leaving his gun till enemy had been dispersed.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death24 July 1976
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery

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