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Regimental number3276
Place of birthBreadalbane New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation39
Next of kinFather, H. Devery, Lampton Road, Waratah, New South Wales
Enlistment date7 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll3276A
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 December 1918

Military Medal

'At PETILLON on 19th/20th July, 1916, Private SORTON And Private DEVERY (stretcher bearers) in addition to carrying wounded from front line trenches to dressing station repeatedly under very heavy shell fire twice essayed a trip into TNO MANUS LANDU to bring in wounded. The first attempt failed, but they tried again and succeeded in bringing in one seriously wounded man in spite of the very heavy shell and machine gun fire which swept the ground.'

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War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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