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Samuel Osmond CHAMBERS

Regimental number416
Place of birthClunes, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressClunes, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation38
Next of kinWife, Mrs May Ethel Chambers, Beckwith Street, Clunes, Victoria
Enlistment date5 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name39th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Conspicuous ability and gallant conduct during operations South of Messines 7-9 June 1917.
Recommendation date: 16 June 1917

FateReturned to Australia 17 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'On the 7th/8th and 9th June, 1917, during operations south of MESSINES, for conspicuous ability and gallant conduct. Only two Officers remaining with his Battalion, this N.C.O. was instrumental under the most trying circumstances. By his determination, and personal courage he inspired great confidence in this men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death22 May 1949

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