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Cyril Leyshun WHITE

Regimental number3160
ReligionBaptist
OccupationArtist
Address'Sansouci', Roden Street, West Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs H M White, 'Sansouci', Roden Street, West Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date22 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Field Ambulance, Section C
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 4 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAIF Headquarters
FateReturned to Australia 8 September 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'These two men [3156 W.J. BENWELL and 3160 C.L. WHITE] during the Lone Pine Bombardment were doing duty as dressers at out Brown's Dip advanced Dressing Station. They continued to dress and evacuate patients during the bombardment. These men were especially conspicuous being under shell fire the whole time.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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