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Lionel Lewin CARTER

Place of birthNewport, Victoria
AddressDumbleyung, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinWife, Mrs A E Carter, 22 Parkes Street, West Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date4 September 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name16th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 31 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross (Military Medal awarded ?)

Recommendation date: 16 October 1917

Military Cross

Work near Proyart on 8-9 august 1918
Recommendation date: 11 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 18 December 1918

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in moving his company into a gap in the attacking line on his own initiative and gaining the objective. During the later withdrawal, by his effective placing of his company guns he assisted the retirement of units on both flanks, and remained personally under very heavy fire until all the men of his company had withdrawn. He then collected numerous stragglers from other companies and organized them with his own company on the original line. Although buried several times and severely shaken he remained with his men until relieved two days later.
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 150
Date: 24 September 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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