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Frank Chadwell BURY

Regimental number2333
Place of birthBrighton, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMetung, Gippsland Lakes, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinUncle, F T Bury, Lands Dept., Treasury Buildings, Spring Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date30 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT RMS Osterley on 29 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Infantry Brigade Headquarters
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'For conspicuously good work as Brigade Clerk in France since March 1916 and for gallantry in action.'
Recommendation date: 14 September 1916

Meritorious Service Medal

'Work from September 1917 to February 1918 at Broodseinde and the Ypres sector.'
Recommendation date: 5 March 1918

Mention in Despatches

'For conspicuously good work as Brigade Clerk in France since March 1916 and for gallantry in action on 26 August 1916 in taking bombs to front line under barrage.'
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107, 1 June 1917; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169, 4 October 1917.

FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'This N.C.O. has berved continuously with the Brigade as Orderly Room Sergeant during the period September, 1917, to February, 1918, during which time he was on duty at Advanced Brigade Headquarters in the fighting at BROODSEINDE and operations in the YPRES Sector in September, October and November, 1917. He has always shown a very keen sense of duty and his work has been of a very high standard. He is indefatigable and always cheerful. This N.C.O. has now an unbroken record of two years magnificent work with these Headquarters.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

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

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