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Regimental number235
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCorner Dean and Broom Streets, Cottesloe, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Frederica Edwards, Corner Dean and Broom Streets, Cottesloe, Western Australia
Enlistment date29 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 15, Reinforcement 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/20/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (Altered to Mention in Despatches)

Work near Villers-Bretonneux on 8 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 25 August 1918

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'During the very heavy fighting in the dark days of March and April this N.C.O. set his comrades a shining example of gallantry and cheerfulness, and devotion to duty under most adverse circumstances. Also in the initial stages of the advance from VILLERS-BRETONNEUX he sprained his ankle and although repeatedly advised to withdraw he continued to press on with his gun team, reaching the final objective, which was some eight kilometres distant. This N.C.O.'s repeated display of the fines characteristics of the British soldier merit the highest praise.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 75
Date: 17 June 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death20 May 1983

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