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Arthur Cyril ELDRED

Regimental number123
Place of birthGranville New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter
Address'Nundle', Burwood Road, Enfield, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinWife, Mrs A C Eldred, 'Nundle', Burwood Road, Enfield, New South Wales
Enlistment date1 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Field Ambulance, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Mechanical Transport Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (Awarded)


Great courage and resource in evacuation work under heavy fire. (East of Ypres).
Recommendation date: 10 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 23 September 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the operations East of YPRES on October 4th, 1917. This man showed the greatest courage and resource in helping in the evacuation of the wounded from the forward Regimental Aid Posts. He continuously crossed ground swept by shell fire and carried wounded men across swampy ground, showing at all times the greatest disregard of danger. He set a fine example throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

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