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Edward George DEVESON

Regimental number4199
Place of birthMyrtleford, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter
Address13 Illawarra Street, Williamstown, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinWife, Mrs M Deveson, 13 Illawarra Street, Williamstown, Victoria
Enlistment date3 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 29 December 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 30 January 1918
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry during operations. He worked unceasingly for several days and nights consolidating advanced positions, and showed complete disregard of danger. He was several times buried by shells.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Discharge date3 July 1918
Other detailsServed in World War II - Lt. Colonel V 12371

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