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Regimental number2057
Place of birthFerndale Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
AddressDeloraine, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Walter N Cresswell, Deloraine, Tasmania
Previous military service26th ALH
Enlistment date20 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A49 Seang Choon on 23 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 30 April 1919

Military Medal

'Near BONY, from 29th September to 1st October 1918, this man rendered splendid service as a Company stretcher bearer. Under continuous artillery and machine gun fire, he tendered wounded and carried them back to the R.A.P. On one occasion, he dressed the wounds of four men and carried them to safety under direct rifle and machine gun fire. His devotion to duty and determination throughout the operations were most marked.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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