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Regimental number858
Place of birthTullamarine Victoria
AddressTullamarine, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMrs W Wright, Tullamarine, Victoria
Enlistment date22 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry on 8th/9th November, 1917, in vicinity of BROODSEINDE near YPRES. On the night 8th/9th November, 1917, this N.C.O. was in charge of Pack Transport conveying rations to front line troops. In the forward area his convoy was subjected to heavy enemy shell fire, but his disregard of personal danger and skilful handling of his convoy at a critical time, enabled supplies to be taken forward and delivered. He then packed up supplies of another Battalion whose Limbers could not get through owing to damaged road. His fine leadership and example inspired confidence to men under him, his conduct being most courageous.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death12 June 1961

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