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Regimental number6976
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMetal worker
Address15 Moodie Street, Caulfield, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs C Chiverton, 15 Moodie Street, Caulfield, Victoria
Enlistment date23 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 23 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll37th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 16 August 1918

Military Medal (altered from Distinguished Conduct Medal)

Recommendation date: 5 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 4 January 1919

Military Medal

'On night 10th/11th August, 1918, near PROYART, this man was a member of "A" Company during the advance into enemy's territory and continued in close proximity to the head of the column and the enemy line until all wounded cases had been evacuated. He tended the wounded, organised stretcher bearers and displayed the greatest courage and devotion to duty under the terrific hail of enemy machine gun fire. His example of cheerfulness and steady perseverance.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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