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Regimental number1937
Date of birth--/01/1894
Place of birthDubbo New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Catherine Doutreband, Hillside, Belmore Road, Randwick, New South Wales
Enlistment date18 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 17 April 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll57th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF57
Promotion date: 29 July 1916


Unit: INF57
Promotion date: 18 November 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Recommendation date: 3 March 1917

Military Cross (ALtered to Mention in Despatches)

Recommendation date: 8 October 1917

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 8 March 1918

Military Cross or Bar (Awarder Bar)

Recommendation date: 30 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 21 March 1919

Military Cross

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165
Date: 24 October 1918

Bar to Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. This officer was battalion intelligence officer, and during an attack by the enemy on a village, he several times during the day went forward from the reserve positions through a heavy barrage to obtain information. After the successful counter attack, by which the enemy were driven out of the village, in which he took part, he went forward and made a personal reconnaissance of the whole front under heavy fire, making a report on the situation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross and Bar, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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