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Herbert CAIN

Regimental number1646
Place of birthCarlton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMrs C Barkley, 234 Madeline Street, Carlton, Victoria
Enlistment date31 December 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 19 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal (altered to Military Medal)

'Work at Lihons on 11 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: 17 August 1918

FateDied of wounds 1 November 1917

Military Medal

'For gallant and conspicuous devotion to duty during the attack on LIHONS on 11th August 1918. During a counter-attack this soldier showed great resource and devotion to duty. He collected enemy bombs and S.A.A. under heavy fire, acted as sole sentry on a communication trench at a very critical period and later carried messages under heavy fire. He set a good example of personal courage and resourcefulness to his comrades under very arduous conditions materially assisting in the defeat of the very superior enemy force.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

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