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Cyril Morrison ADAIR

Regimental number5
Place of birthMaitland, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMaitland, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 8.5"
Weight141 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Adair, Maitland, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 February 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Sergeant Major
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

For conspicuous gallantry near Noreuil moving to an advanced position under heavy shell and musketry fire, thus greatly assisting in repelling the enemy counter attack.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He maintained his position throughout the day, in spite of being heavily attacked by the enemy.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174
Date: 11 October 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ADAIR Cyril Morrison

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