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Regimental number763
Place of birthCharters Towers Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressAnn Street, Charters Towers, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Christina Woolcock, Queenton, Charters Towers, Queensland
Enlistment date15 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name41st Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/58/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 18 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll41st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919

Military Medal

'On the 1st September, 1918, during operations North of PERONNE, a Company which occupied a very advanced position had to slightly withdraw to conform to the general line, this man so placed himself that he was able to protect the withdrawal of the left flank. he armed himself with a supply of bombs and although fully exposed to enemy fire he continued bombing, and succeeded in holding the enemy until the left flank of his Company had established itself in a well defended position.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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