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Regimental number3792
Place of birthMuthill Scotland
AddressNyah, via Swan Hill, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation40
Next of kinMother, Mrs C Drummond, Murthill, Perthshire, Scotland
Enlistment date9 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Traffic Control Detachment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Conspicuous devotion to duty 1-7 October 1917, while on traffic control duty, also in attentions to wounded.
Recommendation date: 8 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous devotion to duty during the operations East of YPRES from 1st to 7th October, 1917. On Traffic Control duty on the Circuit and MENIN Road under very heavy shell fire by their fine work and steadying influence they [DRUMMOND and 2624 2nd Corporal Edmund KELLY] assisted greatly in maintaining the steady stream of traffic which was necessary in order to maintain the supply of ammunition, rations and water to the front line. They were also of great assistance to the stretcher bearers in maintaining the steady evacuation of wounded. When their tour of duty was over they volunteered to remain on duty in order to be of any assistance.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Family/military connectionsNephew: 727 Pte James Simpson WILLOX, 60th Bn, killed in action, 19 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

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

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