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Ross Hamilton DUNN

Regimental number2370
Place of birthCranbrook, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressCranbrook, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Selina Dunn, Cranbrook, Western Australia
Enlistment date28 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 13 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Work at Westhoek on 20 September 1917.
Recommendation date: 24 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 18 December 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'For gallantry and devotion to duty. At the attack on WESTHOEK RIDGE on 20th September 1917 - as No. 1 of a Lewis Gun team he worked without ceasing, and showed fine judgement in using his gun. On an advanced post, and under heavy sniping fire he protected the men, digging and inflicting numerous casualties on the enemy. He assisted in the capture of an enemy patrol and at all times showed absolute disregard of personal safety.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Family/military connectionsCousin: 1825 Pte Charles Thomas GILLAM, 44th Bn, died of wounds, 3 April 1918.
Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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