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Roy CALLENDER

Regimental number130
Other NamesCALLANDER
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationDrpaer
AddressMeiklejohn Street, Numurkah, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinS Callender, Meiklejohn Street, Numurkah, Victoria
Enlistment date19 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A34 Persic on 28 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On the 14th March, 1917, during the attack on the quarry near BEAUMETZ this N.C.O. showed great daring and good leadership and rendered exceptional assistance to his troop leader. During the subsequent withdrawal he assisted a Corporal whose horse had been killed. The Corporal who was getting away on foot holding onto the stirrup of Trooper GREENHILL, became exhausted. Sergeant CALLANDER seeing this galloped back and handed over his horse and came out on foot thus exposing himself to greater personal risk.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

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

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