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Edward Harold CARLYLE

Regimental number7215
Place of birthGayndah Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGrazier
AddressChinchilla, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Carlyle, Auburn Road, Chinchilla, Queensland
Enlistment date23 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 24th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 24 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 14 May 1918

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Medal

'Is recommended for conspicuous gallantry while in action near VILLERS BRETONNEUX on night 6th/May, 1918. When an enemy patrol was observed in front of his post he immediately led a patrol out, and by careful handling of this patrol he managed to capture one of the enemy patrol, dispersing the remainder. Just prior to the Battalion taking over the line, this N.C.O.'s Platoon Commander was evacuated, and he had to take the Platoon into a Sector which was a particularly difficult one, on account of the front line posts not being connected up. By well organised sniping and bombing, he was able to keep the enemy posts opposite his Sector very quiet. This N.C.O. has repeatedly shown great skill and leadership, and is well worthy of recognition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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