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Edward P DARE

Regimental number172
Place of birthDerby England
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBricklayer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs Bridget Dare, 11 Cecil Street, Derby, England
Enlistment date14 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name3rd Field Company Engineers, Headquarters, Section 1, Section 2 and Section 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 22 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Company Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Continuous good service between September 1916 and February 1917.
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).
Recommendation date: 7 March 1917

FateReturned to Australia 22 August 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the attack on HERMIES on the morning of 9/4/17 he supervised the construction of a strong point and set a splendid example of courage and devotion to duty as he was continually under shell fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174
Date: 11 October 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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