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Regimental number5478
Place of birthYass New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPO, Yass, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinBrother, J Warne, Victor Harbor, South Australia
Enlistment date22 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A49 Ceramic on 14 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'Commonwealth Gazette', No. 169 (4 October 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 20 April 1919

Military Medal

'At DEMICOURT on 9th April 1917 for gallantry in action. Pte. WARNE acted as a runner, and though exposed to heavy enemy shell fire, he never failed to get through with all reports both by day and by night during the operations against the village. He also did excellent work in leading parties carrying stores to their respective dumps in the firing line.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174
Date: 11 October 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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