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Claude Fielding ARMSTRONG

Regimental number5537
Place of birthPerth, Western Australia
OccupationSheet Metal Worker
AddressNorth Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Harry Armstrong, 7 Burt Street, North Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date16 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A52 Surada on 26 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work near Herbecourt on 29 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 11 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 16 June 1919

Military Medal

'During the operations East of HERBECOURT near PERONNE, on 29th August 1918, this N.C.O. displayed great courage and initiative. With great skill he pushed forward accompanied by one man. They surprised a machine gun post and captured the machine gun and crew which was holding up the advancing troops. Again on the 2nd September 1918 he led his men through a heavy enemy barrage to a forward position, from which he covered the advance of the remainder of his party. His splendid example, fearlessness, and utter disregard of danger were a fine example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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