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Harold ECCLES

Regimental number3084
Place of birthManchester England
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSalesman
Address112 Hotham Street, East Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Edward Eccles, 7 Oak Road, Lower Broughton, Manchester, England
Enlistment date16 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 26 November 1915
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as runner during an attack. He was the only runner left in his company and carried out the whole of the work, moving about through enemy barrages regardless of danger, and was more than once buried by shell fire. He guided a relieving unit to their position under a heavy bombardment, and showed the greatest courage and determination throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

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