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James BRYANT

Regimental number527
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressGlenorchy, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, John Bryant, Glenorchy, Victoria
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Quartermaster Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 2 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 18 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During operations August 30th to September 2nd 1918 this N.C.O. directed the supply of rations to his own and other companies. He maintained communication between companies and Q.M. Store during moves and though constantly under shell fire he showed complete disregard of personal danger. On the night 2nd/3rd September 1918 he guide the ration parties to the dump near PERONNE and then to his company in the line, being under heavy fire the whole time, at the dump he was severely wounded but refused to be evacuated until he completed the distribution of rations. The efficient food supply of the front line troops during the difficult operations was largely due to the untiring efforts and intrepidity of this N.C.O.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death27 June 1984

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