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Harry Bain WHITE

Regimental number715
Place of birthTowaninnie Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressTowaninnie, via Wycheproof, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, John White, Towaninnie, via Wycheproof, Victoria
Enlistment date2 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 March 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'On 4th October 1917, East of YPRES, he displayed conspicuous Gallantry in action. This N.C.O. found himself the sole survivor of his Lewis Gun Section. In spite of this, when our flank was checked by heavy Machine Gun fire, he rushed forward alone with his Lewis gun and by its fire enabled our troops to continue their advance and capture the machine gun.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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