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Frances Felix CLAUSEN

Regimental number2154
Place of birthWilliamstown, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCivil servant
Address437 Melbourne Road, Newport, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs Lucy Frances Clausen, 437 Melbourne Road, Newport, Victoria
Enlistment date1 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name59th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/76/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 1 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous courage and devotion to duty. On 29th September near BELLICOURT when nearly all his officers had become casualties this N.C.O. showed the greatest bravery and resource under very heavy shell and machine gun fire. He assisted the only remaining officer to reorganise the company and displayed splendid qualities of courage and leadership under very trying circumstances. Again on 1st October near Nauroy although wounded he carried on until the objective was reached and the position consolidated and by his personal bravery and leadership set an inspiring example to his men.'
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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