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Howard Hubert DALTON

Regimental number1597
Place of birthWarracknabeal, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressBowes Street, Queenstown, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs R Dalton, Bowes Street, Queenstown, Tasmania
Enlistment date12 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 19 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 December 1918

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty, during an enemy attack. By bombing from a very exposed position he checked the enemy, and inspired his comrades by his courage. L:ater, when all his officers had become casualties, he took command, and displayed splendid judgment and leadership under the most trying circumstances.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

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