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Harrold Eustace WOODMAN

Regimental number69
Date of birth21 September 1875
Place of birthGawler South Australia
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationCarpenter
AddressAheland Street, Dungog, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs E V Woodman, Dungog, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
Promotions

Lieutenant


Unit: 4th Battalion
Promotion date: 28 January 1916

Major


Promotion date: 5 July 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette', No. 169 (4 October 1917).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 9 October 1918
Medals

Distinguished Service Order

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He prepared strong defences in carefully chosen positions, and not only he, but all his officers and men, knew the ground thoroughly as the result of well organized reconnaissances. At an early stage of the action he counter attacked a large force of the enemy, and succeeded in holding up their advance until reinforcements arrived. He was largely responsible for saving a critical situation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: 22187 Driver Keith Roy WOODMAN, 1st Divisional Signal Company, returned to Australia, 13 July 1919.
Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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