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Regimental number1074
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address303 Crown Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinP E Kelly, 303 Crown Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date4 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).
Recommendation date: 3 March 1917

FateReturned to Australia 10 April 1919

Military Medal

'During the advance near MORLANCOURT, South West of ALBERT on 29th July 1918, Private ANGUS was placed in charge of a section of rifleman and led them with great dash, charging a machine gun post, killing the crew and capturing the gun. Later while mopping up enemy trenches on the right flank he showed great bravery and leadership, himself capturing 5 prisoners and causing many casualties. Throughout the operations this man's utter disregard of danger was an inspiring example to those under his command.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsAlso embarked INF1REIN15
Date of death22 February 1968
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales

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