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Albert DANCE

Regimental number6249
Place of birthSmithfield, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationButcher
AddressBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, George Dance, Kojonup, Western Australia
Enlistment date6 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 13 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 1 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 6 November 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'Is brought to notice for gallantry and devotion to duty displayed by him during operations near ZONEBEKE on the 26th September, 1917. This man is a Regimental Stretcher Bearer. For a period of over 24 hours under very heavy machine gun and shell fire, he was continuously assisting to carry wounded men to the rear. The carry was a long and difficult one owing to the rough and swampy nature of the ground, but he carried throughout with great cheerfulness and a complete disregard of danger. He is recommended for distinction.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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