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Phillip Spencer CARNE

Regimental number1503
Place of birthDonald, Victoria
SchoolDonald State School, Victoria
Other trainingStott & Hoare's Commercial School
ReligionMethodist
OccupationBank clerk
AddressColonial Bank, Euroa, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinPhillip E Carne, Colonial Bank, Victoria
Enlistment date27 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 8 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal (Awarded Mention in Corps Orders)


For valuable services throughout the operations in France since March 1916.
Recommendation date: 15 September 1916

Mention in Despatches


For highly meritorious service and devotion to duty as Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant of his Battalion throughout the operations of the Brigade in France.
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).
Recommendation date: 3 March 1917

Meritorious Service Medal


For consistently good service in supplying rations to the font line even under exceptionally trying circumstances.
Recommendation date: 9 September 1917

FateDied of disease 25 October 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death32
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialBrookwood Military Cemetery (Plot IV, Row F, Grave No. 18), Surrey, England, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
101
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Philip and M.F. CARNE, National Bank of Australia, Euroa, Victoria. Native of Donald, Victoria
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'This Warrant Officer has been characterized by his resource, initiative and a fine devotion to duty in a period from February until September 1917. Rations and general supplies were at all times made available even under exceptionally trying circumstances whilst occupying the front line. He has proved an indefatigable worker and constantly alert to means of aiding in efforts for the welfare of all ranks. He is at all times enthusiastic and thorough rendering constant good service to his Battalion.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57
Date: 18 April 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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