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Edgar Joseph DORIZZI

Regimental number2271
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCom traveller
AddressPerth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinSister, Mrs Alice Maud Heenan, 5 Smith Road, West Subiaco, Western Australia
Enlistment date23 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A39 Port Macquarie on 13 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 8 July 1918

FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On the 4th July, 1918, during the attack on the enemy trenches in the vicinity of HAMEL, this N.C.O. displayed great bravery and initiative. On his Platoon Commander becoming a casualty he immediately assumed command of the Platoon and led them throughout the advance. On reaching the final objective he reorganised his Platoon and successfully consolidated his position which he maintained throughout the operation. By his immediate action in taking charge of the Platoon he saved a critical situation. He set an excellent example of bravery and devotion to duty during the whole operation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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