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Victor Norman CHANDLER

Regimental number2612
Place of birthCorowa, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressArmadale PO, Armadale, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Edwin Chandler, Armadale PO, Armadale, Western Australia
Enlistment date13 August 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 18 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 28 February 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On 15th September, 1918 during an attack on enemy position near VERMAND North West of ST. QUENTIN, this N.C.O. showed splendid courage. When his platoon was held up by heavy machine gun fire he, at great personal risk, crawled forward under machine gun fire and succeeded in working his way to the rear of enemy post, killing 1 and capturing 2 others together with 3 machine guns. His gallant conduct was an example to all.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

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