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Cecil Herbert VENABLES

Regimental number3948
Place of birthLaunceston, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
AddressDubbo, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinUncle, J Venables, School Teacher State School, Dubbo, New South Wales
Enlistment date13 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 September 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis

Military Medal

'On the night 15th/16th October, 1916, during a raid on the German trenches near DIEPENDAAL. He was in charge of a bombing section and displayed coolness and courage. Owing to being delayed by hostile wire, the only other member of his section to enter the hostile trench with him was Private CLARK, but without delay or hesitation they carried out the work detailed for the section to do.'

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death17 December 1960
Age at death77
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales

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