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Allen William DIPROSE

Regimental number3551
Place of birthRingarooma, Tasmania
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressRingarooma, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, William James Diprose, Ringarooma, Tasmania
Enlistment date11 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll52nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 9 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 20 December 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Spelt Allan William Diprose on NR
Medals

Military Medal

'Was indefatigable throughout the operations 27th March, 1917 to 3rd April 1917 North of LAGNICOURT in carrying messages along his company outpost Line and from Company Headquarters to Battalion Headquarters. He was constantly under rifle and Machine Gun fire in the open until on the last mentioned date he was wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174
Date: 11 October 1917

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