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Langford Wellman COLLEY-PRIEST

Regimental number6618
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
Address'Baremar', Sutherland Street, Neutral Bay, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, George W Colley-Priest, 'Baremar', Sutherland Street, Neutral Bay, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date18 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Field Ambulance, Section A
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
From Embarkation Rolls it is not possible to distinguish the embarkation details of individual officers and men: 6 officers and 156 others embarked on HMAT A11 'Ascanius' from Melbourne on 10 November 1915; 1 officer and 50 others embarked on HMAT A58 'Kabringa' from Melbourne on 8 November 1915; 1 officer and 16 others embarked on HMAT A2 'Geelong' from Adelaide on 12 November 1915; 1 officer and 4 others embarked on HMAT A13 'Katuna' from Adelaide on 9 November 1915; and
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'On 21.9.17 while stationed at 19th Battalion R.A.P. near WESTHOEK the members of this squad displayed conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty whilst continuously carrying wounded from that post to Bellewaarde Ridge under very heavy shell fire of all kins, H.E., shrapnel and gas shells. On several occasions these men volunteered to carry urgent cases during a very intense period of the barrage. Throughout the action they showed great courage and devotion to duty, working continuously, and were responsible for saving many lives.'
Recommendation date: 1, 3 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 1 May 1919

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

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