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Lancelot CARTHEW

Regimental number10762
Place of birthScotts Creek, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationStudent
AddressStott's Creek, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs S A Carthew, Stott's Creek, South Australia
Enlistment date7 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 6, Reinforcement 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 15 September 1917

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Medal

'On the 14th September, 1917, at ZILLEBEKE, the 18th Battery position was heavily shelled from 3 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. with 5.9" and 8". At 3.36 p.m. an ammunition dump alongside No. 1 gun was hit and it and the gun pit caught fire. These men [8360 M.A. COCKER, 8381 D.D. BRADBURY, (8381) Lt E.J. SHEPHERD, (10762) Lt L. CARTHEW] on Lieutenant DODD calling for a party rushed out of the shelter trench in the face of the heavy fire and with water from adjacent shell holes succeeded in putting it out. Later the pit was again hit and it and the ammunition and an adjacent pit caught fire. These men again went out with Lieutenant DODD in the face of the shelling and succeeded in saving the guns and ammunition. They displayed great gallantry and determination in the face of very considerable danger.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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