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Douglas Bertram CRISP

Regimental number2631
Place of birthRosewater South Australia
AddressJunction Road, Rosewater, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs L B Crisp, Junction Road, Rosewater, South Australia
Enlistment date9 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Morea on 26 August 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Dsitinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 15 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 30 August 1918

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led his men in the most gallant manner, and inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy. Later he carried an important message a distance of 1,000 yards over the open under very heavy fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

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