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Victor John Cahrles DUNSTAN

Regimental number52
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationTurner
AddressBonanza Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Charles Dunstan, Bonanza Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Enlistment date21 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMorphettville, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name3rd Field Company Engineers, Headquarters, Section 1, Section 2 and Section 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 22 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Company Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 13 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 23 October 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'On the morning of 9/4/17 during the attack on HERMIES while moving up with a party of sappers to construct a strong point his officer was very badly wounded and he carried him under heavy shell fire to a place of safety. He afterwards returned and assisted other wounded to safety and then did splendid work on the construction of the strong point.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174
Date: 11 October 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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