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Regimental number709
OccupationTelegraph operator
AddressCavendish, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, T B Cruikshank, Cavendish, Victoria
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Divisional Signal Company
FateKilled in Action 6 November 1917

Military Medal

'At REMUS WOOD east of YPRES during the operation of October 4th, 1917 on the PASSCHENDAELE-GHELUVELT RIDGE, Spr. CRUIKSHANK as telegraphist at Cable Head displayed conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On three separate occasions when the line that he was working was broken by shell fire he went out under heavy shell fire across swampy country and effected repairs to this line at a most important juncture of the battle. He remained continuously on duty for 48 hours and it was chiefly due to his efforts that telegraphic communication was maintained between Cable Head and Brigade Forward Station.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

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