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Edward Napier ARMIT

Date of birth11 September 1886
Place of birthThames, New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationJournalist
AddressSydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Armit, 118 Austin Street, Wellington, New Zealand
Enlistment date6 March 1916
Place of enlistmentBathurst, New South Wales
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name19th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
Promotions

Lieutenant


Unit: 19th Battalion
Promotion date: 26 September 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Work at Mont St. Quentin on 31 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 7 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 25 September 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and skill before and during the attack on Mont St. Quentin, on the 31st August 1918, when he guided the battalion to the jumping off position under circumstances of the greatest difficulty, entailing the crossing of a single plant bridge, which wasmost heavily shelled. His splendid work in placing the companies in position in the short time available was an important factor in the success of the attack.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 3005 Pte Colin Ewen ARMIT, 20th Bn, returned to Australia, 16 October 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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