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Samuel Frank COOLING

Regimental number3261
Place of birthAshford England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGardener
Address2 Ridge Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, G Cooling, Crockham Hill, Eden Bridge, Kent, England
Enlistment date18 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 4 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 2 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During the attack on POLYGON BUTTE on the 26th September 1917 he continually stimulated his platoon by his coolness under heavy fire. He captured a strong point and although wounded he refused to leave his post until it had been consolidated and made secure.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Other detailsWar service: Egypt, Western Front

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