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Leonard Clyde BRYANT

Regimental number8614
Place of birthTamworth New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMechanic
Address'Wahroonga', Myra Street, Hamilton, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Richard Henry Bryant, 'Wahroonga', Myra Street, Hamilton, New South Wales
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameInfantry Brigade 4,Field Ambulance 5, Reinforcement 8
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/48/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Work near Proyart on 22august 1918.
Recommendation date: 27 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On 22nd August, 1918 in front of PROYART during the advance made by the 1st Australian Division this N.C.O. was in charge of squads attached to a battalion R.M.O. With the utmost fearlessness and disregard of personal danger he set to work to clear his area of wounded, dressing them and carrying them in under heavy Machine Gun fire, and later in the day worked continuously in the open under heavy H.E. shell fire. During the ensuing night he was instrumental in clearing many cases through the intense gas shell bombardment. Working in gas masks he set a fine example to his squads, and inspired in them the greatest confidence throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

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