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Arthur Bruce CORK

Regimental number2591
Place of birthPenrith New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation overseer
AddressJackson, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, F A Cork, Bellaring, via Jackson, Queensland
Enlistment date15 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 26 August 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF9
Promotion date: 1 June 1918


Unit: INF9
Promotion date: 5 December 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Work near Lihons on 10 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 19 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 5 March 1919

Military Cross

'Near Lehous, at Bois de Crepey, during the advance on 10th August 1918, when the advance was temporarily held up by terrific machine gun fire, he, with another officer, went forward, and at the head of his platoon successfully captured the enemy strong point. He showed fine courage and ability to command.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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