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Ernest DAWES

Regimental number4772
OccupationPostal assistant
AddressCorrimal, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs. I. Dawes, Corrimal, New South Wales
Enlistment date24 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 8 March 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 19 May 1917

FateReturned to Australia 30 January 1918

Military Medal

'During the Battalion's tour in the trenches opposite RIENCOURT from 13/17th May, this N.C.O., who is the Battalion Signalling Sergeant, showed great gallantry and devotion to duty. He worked unceasingly for hours on the lines, also at times visiting Company Headquarters repairing telephones, thus ensuring that communication would be maintained. He was responsible for the duplication of all wires. Sergeant Dawes set a very fine example to all the Battalion Signallers.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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