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Eric Lindsay WINTER

Regimental number2884
Place of birthLithgow New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMort Street, Lithgow, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, John William Winter, Mort Street, Lithgow, New South Wales
Enlistment date10 November 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name34th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/51/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 25 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 6 July 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty at BROODSEINDE RIDGE east of YPRES on Oct. 4th, 1917. Pte. WINTERS was sent forward to the right flank of the Battalion to see the right Coy. Commanders and to report progress of the attack. At this time there was a heavy enemy barrage between the forward troops and Battalion Headquarters. WINTERS got in touch with the Company Commanders mentioned and when returning was wounded in the leg. Despite his wound he still persevered and brought valuable information to Battalion Headquarters.'
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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