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Stanley CAFFIN

Regimental number931
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressCoppin Street, East Malvern, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Caffin, Coppin Street, East Malvern, Victoria
Enlistment date16 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (Awarded)


Fine example of courage and devotion to duty and able leadership of squad. (East of Ypres)
Recommendation date: 10 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 30 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty during the operations East of YPRES 4/6 October 1917. He worked continuously for 48 hours stretcher bearing from an R.A.P. over a very long and swampy relay, at times under very heavy shell fire. He set a fine example of courage and endurance to the other members of his squad and assisted very materially in the evacuation of the wounded in particularly difficult circumstances.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

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