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Regimental number7716
Place of birthCampbellfield, Victoria
AddressCampbellfield, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, W J Dunstan, Campbellfield, Victoria
Enlistment date19 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameDivisional Train Reinforcements 12
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/14/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT RMS Orontes on 24 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Division Train
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Showed conspicuous courage and energy, assisting to avert congestion and possible heavy casualties. (East of Ypres)'
Recommendation date: 15 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty while engaged in forward transport work near ANZAC RIDGE, east of YPRES. Dvr. DUNSTAN was one of a party of men engaged in carting sleepers from HELLFIRE CORNER to near ANZAC RIDGE. On arrival at the destination an unusual amount of shelling was experienced, and the fatigue party had taken cover. To halt the convoy at destination until the fatigue party arrived would have caused great congestion and probably heavy casualties. The Drivers had to unload their own wagons with the assistance of two N.C.O.s. Having completed unloading his own wagon and despite the fact that shelling was heavy and continuous he remained and assisted to unload another wagon. By his pluck and energy DUNSTAN assisted to avert congestion and possible heavy casualties.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 27 June 1918

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 27 June 1918

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