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Augustus Hugh WYCH

Regimental number2718
Place of birthSubiaco Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressDavis Road, North Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, A H Wych, Davis Road, North Fremantle, Western Australia
Enlistment date21 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 2 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 February 1919

Military Medal

'The conduct of this soldier is brought to notice for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in an attack on LE VERGUIER on the 18th September 1918. This soldier was attached to the Stokes Trench Mortar Battery to carry per mule Stokes ammunition to the advancing line. Notwithstanding heavy enemy artillery fire and machine gun activity at close range he led his mule forward with the advancing infantry to the furthest objective, a distance of about 5,000 yards. His gallant conduct in carrying forward with his mule and its indispensable ammunition resulted in enemy machine gun nests that could not be engaged with artillery fire being neutralised by trench mortars.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

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

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