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Andrew Thomas DALZELL

Regimental number1943
OccupationSchool teacher
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs B Dalzell, Whynot Street, West End Essex, England
Enlistment date11 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 16 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Great bravery and devotion to duty while in charge of Headquarters signallers and runners. (Near Le Barque 24-26 February 1917)'
Recommendation date: 10 March 1917

FateReturned to Australia 4 June 1919

Military Medal

'Near LE BARQUE, FRANCE, on the 24/26th February, 1917, Cpl. DALZELL, who was in charge of Headquarters signallers and runners, showed the greatest bravery and devotion to duty throughout. He continuously supervised the laying of new telephone lines to the front line, often under exceptionally heavy artillery and machine gun fire. I cannot speak too highly of the work of this N.C.O.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 140
Date: 27 August 1917

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