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Harold Barrington WOOD

Regimental number20158
Place of birthKatanning Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm hand
AddressKatanning, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs M L Wood, Carrolup, Katanning, Western Australia
Enlistment date26 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 8, Battery 32
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/36/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 20 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 3 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'Gunner WOOD, on the 8th October, near FRANCOURT, was a member of the Brigade F.O.O.'s party, and throughout the whole of the time he was acting in this capacity, he showed marked coolness and initiative. He repeatedly carried messages to the Lamp Station, and to do this, he had to pass through very heavy hostile shell fire, despite which, he never once failed to carry out the task assigned him. His energy and perseverance, and his utter disregard for his won safety, were a fine example of devotion to duty to duty.'
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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