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Samuel Cunningham WEEKS

Regimental number11428
Place of birthWollongong New South Wales
OccupationEngineers apprentice
AddressBalgownie, South Coast, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, W Weeks, Balgownie, South Coast, New South Wales
Previous military service25th Signal Company Army Engineers
Enlistment date14 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Reinforcement 14
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT RMS Osterley on 15 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 20 June 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at PROYART on 23rd August, 1918. The 102nd Battery was pushed up to a very forward position, and at Zero hour was subjected to a heavy Barrage from guns of various calibres. Several men were wounded including Lieutenant HEPPINGSTONE and another Officer. These two N.C.O.s, although their detachments were depleted in numbers by casualties, showed great courage and resource in maintaining the fire of the guns throughout. They showed a fine spirit of coolness to their detachments and inspired the men to the extra efforts required of them. Neither N.C.O. is in possession of a decoration.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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