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Harold Brettell CAUSER

Regimental number10627
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Address51 Acland Street, St Kilda, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, A McL Causer, 51 Acland Street, St Kilda, Victoria
Enlistment date24 November 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 October 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
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (Awarded)


Extremely valuable services and devotion to duty as guide, and later as stretcher-bearer. (East of Ypres 20 September 1917).
Recommendation date: 29 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'East of YPRES on 20th September 1917, this man acted as a connecting file between the left Battalion which lost direction rather badly at one stage, and maintained touch by acting as a valuable guide to the Left Flank of the 5th Battalion ground on which there was no outstanding feature. Later he colunteered as a Stretcher Bearer and rendered valuable services in taking wounded men to the rear when the Medical arrangements were weak. He is a valuable man and worthy of recognition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

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