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Cedric WYNDHAM

Regimental number612
Place of birthInverell New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGrazier
AddressDaruka, Tamworth, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Egbert Wyndham, Daruka, Tamworth, New South Wales
Enlistment date15 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/17/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 13 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Heavy Trench Mortar Battery
FateKilled in Action 12 December 1917
Place of burialWesthof Farm Cemetery (Plot II, Row D, Grave No. 12), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
21
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Egbert and Hilda WYNDHAM
Medals

Military Medal

'At I.11.b.05.60 on 24th July 1917, one gun of the V/5 Australian Heavy T.M. Battery was allotted the task of engaging a hostile strong point to cover the left flank of a raiding party. This brought down heavy retaliation by 5.9" How[itzer]s. One direct hit on the pit dislodged the bed of the mortar. No. 612 Gunner C. WYNDHAM immediately went to the assistance of Sergeant C.F. ARNOLD and helped him to dismount the gun and mount it in an auxiliary pit where he continued to serve his piece. The splendid example displayed by this man inspired the remainder of the detachment to maintain an effective fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 9
Date: 24 January 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName of property incorrectly recorded as Damka on Embarkation Roll.

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