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Raymond Fairhurst CORMACK

Regimental number5511
Place of birthBallarat Victoria
Address1322 Dana Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, George A Cormack, 1322 Dana Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Enlistment date22 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameInfantry Brigade 6,Field Ambulance 6, Reinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 10 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 16 April 1917

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 25 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 1 July 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on the night of 13 September, 1918, south of Le Verguier, in charge of four squads of bearers. When the enemy attacked our outpost line, he steadied his men and brought about an orderly retirement. He and three other men remained behind under heavy machine gun and shell fire, and carried a stretcher case over 2,000 yards under heavy shell fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 35
Date: 15 April 1920

Military Medal

'He showed great gallantry and untiring devotion to duty from 7th to 12th April 1917 inclusive and particularly on April 11th in vicinity of C 14d and C.9.d. when under heavy shell fire and severe conditions his cheerfulness and energy were an example to all.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

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

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