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Arthur Ernest COSTIN

Regimental number4019
Place of birthBodalla New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressNarooma, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, William Costin, Narooma, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 16 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919

Military Medal

'At BROODSEINDE RIDGE east of YPRES during the period 9th to 13th October, 1917, No. 4019 Private COSTIN acted as Company runner and successfully maintained communication between Company Headquarters and the most advanced posts day and night. The position was an open one on the forward slope of a hill and although heavy hostile barrages were placed on our lines at frequent intervals and the whole position was exposed to enemy snipers, who were very active, this man with utter contempt for danger and his own personal safety, carried out most difficult and important work over very bad country which called for the utmost personal exertion. The conspicuous courage and devotion to duty carried out during the most extreme weather conditions are in my opinion worthy of special recognition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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