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Sydney Vere APPLEYARD

Place of birthLondon, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMedical practitioner
AddressSydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinMrs D F Martin, Bank of New Zealand, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceA Army Medical Corps
Enlistment date7 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit nameField Ambulance 9, Section B
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/52/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 13 December 1918
Medals

Distinguished Service Order

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He established a forward dressing station immediately in rear of the front line during an attack, and attended continuously to the wounded, frequently going out and dressing cases in the open under heavy shell fire. His dressing station was hit by a shell, and, though he was badly shaken, he continued his work with great determination and devotion to duty. His fearlessness was an inspiration to all, and was the means of saving many lives.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 120
Date: 7 August 1918

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Service Order, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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