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Regimental number3181
Place of birthToobarac, Victoria
Address33 Hudson Street, Coburg, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Christiana Dunstan, 33 Hudson Street, Coburg, Victoria
Enlistment date5 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Field Ambulance, Section A
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 4 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 18 June 1916

FateReturned to Australia 19 February 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'These men [3245 A. SHIELLS, 3226 H.R. WALTERS, 3146 S. ELMORE, 3181 A. DUNSTAN] at Brown's Dip Gallipoli Advanced Dressing Station continued to work under fire after Privates Pugh and Rowe were injured and Privates, Bird, Johns and Murray of the same party had been killed at duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death28 April 1954

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