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Archibald WHITE

Regimental number3231
Place of birthBallarat Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationPainter
Address28 Drummond Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs J E White, corner of Dana and Drummond Streets, Ballarat, Victoria
Enlistment date31 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name2nd Field Ambulance, Section A
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 21 March 1919
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'This N.C.O. has, since the inauguration of the Ambulance in Australia, been a steady and most reliable soldier. His duty as a Transport Sergeant has on many occasions demanded his services in areas under heavy shell fire, carrying rations to advanced positions and evacuating wounded under the greatest difficulties. During the PASSCHENDAELE operations in October, 1917, this N.C.O. was in charge of the Horse Transport in the forward area. He worked unceasingly for several days with little sleep, and his untiring energies and devotion to duty was in no small way responsible for the efficient rationing of the personnel and the speedy evacuation of the wounded. He has always carried out his duties in a most praiseworthy manner.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

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