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Regimental number3571
Place of birthPortarlington Victoria
AddressLucknow, Gippsland, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather
Enlistment date11 October 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Division Motor Transport Company
FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1919

Military Medal

'During the operations east of HOOGE from 20th to 23rd September, 1917, Driver WAKEFIELD drove his car between BIRR Cross Roads and the CULVERT to the Advanced Dressing Station. During this time the road was heavily shelled both by High Explosive and Gass shells, but he continued to work coolly and untiringly, and helped materially in successfully evacuating the wounded from the loading post at the CULVERT to the A.D.S.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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