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Montrose Clement ABERDEEN

Regimental number6012
Place of birthBrisbane Queensland
ReligionMethodist
OccupationAccountant
AddressGladstone Road, South Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinA R Aberdeen, Gladstone Road, South Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date14 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Australian General Hospital, Special Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 16 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 5 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On the morning of the advance made on the 9th October, 1917, a concentrated fire of quick fuse H.E. was poured at about 7 a.m., on to the southern side of ZONNEBEKE Lake, causing many casualties. Shelter was no where available and the mud, in many places more than waist deep, was liable to engulph any who fell helpless from wounds. Private ABERDEEN made repeated trips across the shelled area, dressing wounded in the open without any shelter, and bringing them into the Collecting Post. He was at all times cool, and repeatedly volunteered for futher work, and returned when the chance of death or wounds seemed certain.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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