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Gerald Mostyn ARMYTAGE

Regimental number21992
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressSt George's Road, Toorak, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, G H Armytage, 'Yaralla', St George's Road, Toorak, Victoria
Enlistment date3 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameHowitzer Brigade 23, Battery 107
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/133/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 20 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Work on 29 May 1917.
Recommendation date: 10 June 1917

FateReturned to Australia
Medals

Military Medal

'On the 29th May, 1917, whilst the Battery position was being heavily shelled ammunition hit one gun pit and the camouflage covering caught fire. This man assisted to put out the fire thereby saving serious loss in ammunition in that pit and possibly in others, if the camouflage had not been extinguished at once.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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