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Regimental number2889
Place of birthBrunswick Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMaribyrnong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, J Twining, 1 Newstead Street, Maribyrnong, Victoria
Enlistment date5 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 27 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry at HAMEL WOOD, south east of CORBIE on 4th July, 1918. During the advance this soldier acting as a runner encountered a sniper who had escaped the barrage and forward waves and was now sniping from the rear. Private TWINING charged with the bayonet wounding his men and being unable to get his bayonet into action again carried on with his fists. During and after consolidation he carried valuable messages back to Headquarters through continual shelling. He rendered valuable service.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death12 April 1951
Place of burialFootscray Cemetery

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