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Phillip James CARMICHAEL

Regimental number153
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCarpenter
AddressBurrenjuck, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, J Carmichael, Burrenjuck, New South Wales
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name1st Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations east of YPRES on 4th October 1917, he was employed on the construction of a strong point on BECELAERE RIDGE. He carried out his work in a plucky and conscientious manner, in spite of the fact that his job was incessantly under heavy shell fire. He rendered valuable service to his section in marking out the work and in supervising generally. He was constantly moving from one part of the post to another, encouraging the men and thereby setting a very high example which helped considerably in its construction.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death6 September 1960
Place of burialRookwood Cemetery

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