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Loyal George CHERRY

Regimental number803
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressEleanora Hotel, Hillgrove, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Charles Edward Cherry, Eleanora Hotel, Hillgrove, New South Wales
Enlistment date23 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A23 Suffolk on 18 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Excellent work on patrols and wiring parties and devotion to duty (Ypres).
Recommendation date: 7 October 1916

Mention in Despatches

Excellent work on patrol and wiring parties in Ypres Sector, and devotion to duty.
Awarded, and promulgated, 'Commonwealth Gazette', No. 169 (4 October 1917).
Recommendation date: 7 March 1917

Military Medal

Great courage and vcaluable services rendered. (Hermies 9 April 1917).
Recommendation date: 12 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 20 October 1918

Military Medal

'At HERMIES on 9th April 1917 for gallantry in action. Throughout the operation he showed great courage and set a fine example of devotiion to duty to his men. When the right Company was held up, he rendered valuable assistance by attacking the enemy's flank. Whilst the work of consolidation was in progress he proved a tower of strength to his Platoon Commander.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174
Date: 11 October 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: 1328 Pte Frederick Robert CHERRY, Australian Army Medical Corps Details, returned to Australia, 5 April 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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