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Regimental number3296
Place of birthHamilton, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressNeerim Grove, Oakleigh, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinSister, Mrs L Nathan, Neerim Grove, Oakleigh, Victoria
Enlistment date6 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Trench Mortar Battery
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (Awarded)

Conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as runner under heavy fire. (East of Ypres).
Recommendation date: 17 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the operations east of YPRES 4/8th October, 1917. During the attack he made repeated journeys as a runner through the heaviest enemy barrage regardless of the enemy fire and kept up constant communication between sections.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

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