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Arthur Bruce DURDIN

Date of birth26 March 1887
Place of birthGoodwood, South Australia
OccupationManaging law clerk
AddressVictoria Street, Forrestville, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, Walter W Durdin, Victoria Street, Forrestville, South Australia
Enlistment date29 June 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name27th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Showed great dash and leadership during the attack on German trenches on 5 November 1916.
Recommendation date: 11 November 1916

Criox de Guerre

For conspicuous gallantry and initiative during the attack on Bayonet Trench 5 November 1916, in withstanding the enemy and in organising the withdrawal of his men back to Grid Trench.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 23 August 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He showed great dash and leadership in organizing his defence, and repelled several bombing attacks from both flanks.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 116
Date: 25 July 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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