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Regimental number5346
Place of birthSouth Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressNorth Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation41
Next of kinWife, Mrs May Drizzie, Gill Street, North Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date29 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 7 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

For great bravery and devotion to duty as a stretcher bearer during the attack on the Hindenburg Line East of Bullecourt, when he worked all day without ceasing under heavy machine gun and shell fire.
Recommendation date: 12 May 1917

FateReturned to Australia 1 November 1917

Military Medal

'Stretcher bearer during the attack on the HINDENBURG LINE, East of BULLECOURT on the 3rd May 1917. This man showed wonderful bravery and devotion to duty. He worked all day without ceasing carrying wounded through heavy Machine Gun and Shell fire. After the Battalion was withdrawn he remained back at his own request and carried on until exhausted. he showed absolute disregard for personal safety.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death2 March 1926
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery

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