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Herbert CREEK

Regimental number5
Place of birthHamilton, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationMotor mechanic
AddressHorsham, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinFather, J Creek, Coleraine Road, Hamilton, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit nameArm Car Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number34/15/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A13 Katuna on 20 June 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and initiative. On 20 September 1918, at Ajule, he cut off three enemy motor lorries full of men and material, causing them to surrender. The lorries were afterwards driven into the town intact and undamaged and all occupants taken prisoners.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Discharge date31 July 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 6521 Driver David Niven CREEK, 5th Motor Transport Company, returned to Australia, 11 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CREEK Herbert

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