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Frank Bertram CARRODUS

Regimental number3028
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGuthrie Street, Paddington, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinSister, Mrs Edith Bowering, Guthrie Street, Paddington, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date30 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 30 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Pioneer Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 19 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)MM

Military Medal

'For extreme bravery and devotion to duty. On November 22nd these men manned a .visual.station at Brigade headquarters, near Ypres, whilst under most severe and constant shell fire. As the buried cable route was blown out at the time and some important information from the Battalion in the line was expected, it was necessary that the station be manned at all hazards, as visual was the only means of communication. During this period a shell landed a few feet in front of the station shattering the lamps, yet these men remained calmly at their posts and eventually sent and received several important messages. An excellent example was thus set to the other members of the visual station.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

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