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Albert Victor DUKE

Regimental number786
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationCarpenter
AddressCottonville, Hawthorn, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinWife, Mrs Elsie Louisa Duke, Cottonville, Hawthorn, South Australia
Enlistment date12 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollStaff Sergeant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Ordnance Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal


Recommendation date: 30 January 1919

FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'For meritorious service as Foreman Armourer in charge of Divisional Armourers Workshop. The prompt and efficient manner in which the general work of the Armourers shop has been carried out is largely due to his energy and capable supervision; in addition, under Staff Sergeant DUKE's direction, a considerable number of salvaged machine and Lewis guns have been broken down and re assembled. These have sufficed to replace promptly all gun casualties; consequently, the delay necessitated by normal demands on Gun Park has been obviated, and the machine gun strength of the Division has been fully maintained at all times.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

Other detailsMedals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, victory Medal
Place of burialMitcham Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia

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