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Regimental number172
Place of birthCoventry England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMechanical engineer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinMother, Mrs M C Weatherilt, 'Kirkly', Cunningham Park, Harrow, Middlesex, England
Enlistment date21 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name1st Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Signal Troop
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31138 (22 January 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'A fearless despatch rider in action, and no mishap has ever prevented him from getting through with a despatch. In the Amman operations, October, 1919, when all wheeled traffic had to be left behind he succeeded in getting through with his motor cycle to the 2nd Australian Light Horse Brigade, across the mountains of Moab, although under fire and molested by Bedouins. He showed throughout a fearless example and his devotion to duty was of the highest.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 59
Date: 8 July 1920

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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