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Stanley John TYTLER

Regimental number5919
Place of birthRichmond Victoria
Address28 McCracken Street, Kensington, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, George Tytler, 28 McCracken Street, Kensington, Victoria
Enlistment date22 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 2 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 July 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. At BROODSEINDE on 9th October, 1917, during the attack this man acted as a runner and carried messages continuously under the heaviest barrages. His route lay overland and he was sniped at persistently on each of his journeys. Despite fatigue and exhaustion he remained at his post, and without hesitation performed his duties cheerfully and well showing a complete disregard of personal risk and danger. At night he acted as a guide and voluntarily went off into No Man's Land searched for posts which were in danger of being isolated. Throughout his endurance and courage were remarkable and the services rendered of highest value.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death21 August 1963
Place of burialFawkner Cemetery

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