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Arthur Drummond VERRIER

Regimental number3111
Date of birth11 February 1896
ReligionBaptist
OccupationMechanic
Address297 Unley Road, Malvern, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs M M Verrier, 297 Unley Road, Malvern, South Australia
Enlistment date18 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 14 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 February 1918
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led his section against a strong position with great skill and courage, and, later, though wounded, continued to control his men at a critical period.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II as Lieutenant Colonel (1 July 19139), to command 43rd Bn, AMF; appointed CO of 2/10th Bn, 2nd AIF, 13 October 1939.
Date of death31 December 1974

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