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Clarence Wilford BUSBRIDGE

Regimental number1316
Place of birthBalaklava, South Australia
Other NamesWilfred
OccupationBlacksmith striker
AddressBalaklava, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinMrs Annie Mariott, Balakleva, South Australia
Enlistment date30 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 2 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'For great gallantry and devotion to duty in operations before Lihons on 10-12 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: 19 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 14 December 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Wilford spelt Wilfred

Military Medal

'For great gallantry and devotion to duty in operations before LIHONS on 10/12th August, 1918. L/Cpl. BUSBRIDGE fought with great determination throughout and was one of the few men left in a post which, although greatly outnumbered, held up the enemy attack for nearly an hour until reinforcements restored the situation. This N.C.O. set a fine example and greatly inspired the men of his section.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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