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Harold DOUST

Regimental number1281
Place of birthGlen Innes, New South Wales
SchoolDistrict School
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationDraper
AddressGlen Innes, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, Frederick Albert Alfred Doust, Glen Innes, New South Wales
Enlistment date19 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 11 August 1918

FateKilled in Action 30 September 1918
Place of death or woundingNavroy, France
Age at death31
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialBellicourt British Cemetery (Plot, IV, Row S, Grave No. 6), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
116
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederick Alfred Albert and Annie Eliza (nee HEYDON) DOUST, Glen Innes, New South Wales
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an attack. He took forward a patrol, and captured three machine guns and sixteen prisoners, killing several of the enemy, with only three casualties on his own side. His fine action greatly helped the advance, and throughout the operations he did splendidly.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: [22] Lt Frederick Herbert DOUST MC, 13th Bn, killed in action, 26 September 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

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

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