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Herbert Edwin COSIER

Regimental number6705
Place of birthWellington New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationMinister of religion
AddressCurra Creek, Wellington, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Lydia Cosier, Curra Creek, Wellington, New South Wales
Enlistment date9 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name8th Infantry Brigade, 8th Field Ambulance Sections B and C
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian General Base Depot
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 26 May 1917

FateReturned to Australia 19 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'This N.C.O. displayed great courage and devotion to duty as Wagon Orderly /Corporal under very heavy shell fire near Noreuil on 14th/15th May 1917 between the A.C.S. and A.D.S. Though his ambulance wagon was many times almost struck by shells, and was actually hit by fragments, he carried out his duties with the utmost coolness, reassuring the wounded patients by his example and devotion to them and showing skill and judgment in loading his patients and getting them away with all speed. On many other occasions between the 9th and 22nd May this N.C.O. displayed conspicuous courage and coolness.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

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