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Edward ARMOUR

Regimental number2444
Place of birthGeelong, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationRope spinner
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Stewart Armour, 13 Sydney Avenue, Geelong, Victoria
Enlistment date22 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 14 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 25 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations West of BELLENGLISE on 18th/19th September, 1918, he acted as C.S.M. of his Company. When all Officers except the Company Commander had become casualties he took charge of two platoons and led them forward to sunken road under heavy machine gun fire. He supervised their digging in and generally assisted the Company Commander. At night he did splendid work getting rations and ammunition up to the front line. His work was very fine throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death21 July 1962
Place of burialFawkner Cemetery

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