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Frederick Sydney CORNETT

Regimental number489
Place of birthMittagong New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation hand
AddressClaris Park, Trundle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, J.J. Cornett, Claris Park, Trundle, New South Wales
Enlistment date12 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Light Horse Regiment, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/11/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A29 Suevic on 21 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal RollMachine Gun Squadron
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30474 (12 January 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76 (23 May 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 26 December 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Commemorative Avenue, Trundle, New South Wales. Photo: Kent Fedorowich
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He took command when four machine gun officers became casualties during an engagement and handled the guns with great skill in spite of several casualties among his men. He displayed great courage and resource throughout the day.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 191
Date: 12 December 1918

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

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