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Daniel Sidney AARONS

Date of birth1 August 1885
Place of birthDonald, Victoria
ReligionJewish
OccupationBusiness manager
AddressVacuum Oil Co., Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinSister, Mrs R Rolomon, Waterloo Street, Glenelg, South Australia
Enlistment date25 October 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name16th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 1 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Promotion date: 25 October 1915

Lieutenant


Promotion date: 9 September 1916

Captain


Unit: 16th Battalion
Promotion date: 11 July 1917

FateReturned to Australia 6 June 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He took command of his company and led his men forward with great gallantry. Later, he went back under the most intense fire to report the situation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Bar to Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in handling his company with great skill. He made a personal reconnaissance of the enemy's position, and rendered valuable and timely support during an attack. During an enemy counter attack he showed a very fine example of courage in encouraging his men to their highest endeavour. Throughout the whole operations his gallantry and powers of leadership were of a very high order.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Discharge date3 April 1920
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2868 Pte John Fullerton AARONS, 16th Bn, died of wounds, 11 July 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross and Bar, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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