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Raymond Joseph CROSS

Regimental number3077
Place of birthFremantle Western Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCarrier
Address1070 Hay Street, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mabel Cross, 12 Cowles Street, West Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date31 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 18 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Pioneer Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 15 December 1916

Mention in Despatches


Recommendation date: 15 May 1917

Meritorious Service Medal


Recommendation date: 4 March 1918

FateReturned to Australia 19 June 1919
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'On 9th October, 1917, ZONNEBEKE-BROODSEINDE Road was blocked by fallen timber and destroyed wagons. This N.C.O. in charge of platoon cleared the road under continuous heavy fire enabling ammunition mules to go forward. Later he was etailed to post and man 6 Lewis Guns for A.A. protection of our batteries rear of ZONNEBEKE. For 10 days he moved around incessantly. His guns brought down one enemy plane officially recorded and appreciably checked the enterprise of enemy airmen.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

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