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Stanley James Samuel CARNELL

Regimental number5365
Place of birthBrisbane Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressObi Obi via Nambour, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Carnell, Obi Obi via Nambour, Queensland
Enlistment date31 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Hawkes Bay on 20 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Company, Australian Army Service Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Work near Proyart on 23-26 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 3 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During operations east of PROYART ON 23rd/26th August, 1918, Private FOX and Private CARNELL showed great courage and utter disregard of personal safety while acting as Stretcher Bearers. All their work was done over Machine Gun swept flats, where no cover whatever for at least 800 to 900 yards was available. During the initial advance when their company sustained casualties from Machine Gun fire they tended the wounded in the open and repeatedly carried them over this ground to the R.A.P.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 7036 Pte Pritchard CARNELL, 25th Bn, killed in action, 16 August 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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