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Regimental number1909
Place of birthPort Melbourne Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationGolf specialist
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Harriet Alice Cummins, 103 Ross Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date16 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 26 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work at Broodseinde on 4 October 1917.
Recommendation date: 14 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Kent Fedorowich

Military Medal

'The conduct of this N.C.O. during the attack on BROODSEINDE on 4th October, 1917, was most distinguished. During the heavy enemy barrage he collected and attended to wounded, and continued to do so throughout the day - getting them away to a place of safety. Also for a period of 24 days and nights, whilst working with an engineers carrying party he has done consistently excellent work under fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death20 November 1972
Age at death5
Place of burialMelbourne General Cemetery, Victoria

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