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Albert DUCK

Regimental number6758
Place of birthPort Stephens New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSelector
AddressTarong, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinWife, Mrs L D Duck, c/o Mrs S A Bennet, Windsor Road, Red Hill, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date17 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 17 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 8 July 1918

FateReturned to Australia 19 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the operations near HAMEL WOOD, east of CORBIE, on 4th July, 1918. This man whilst acting as stretcher bearer went forward with the attack dressing the wounded as they fell, and showed great coolness in the face of the enemy's heavy fire. He later carried wounded through machine gun and rifle and artillery fire to the R.A.P. returning to the front line immediately for more wounded. He showed extreme devotion to duty in his untiring efforts to get wounded in and was not deterred by any danger. his determination and courage saved many lives.'
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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