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Arthur Stanley ELLEM

Regimental number6051
Place of birthUlmarra New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSchool teacher
AddressUlmarra, Clarence River, New South Wales
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinWife, Mrs Alice May Ellem, Ulmarra, Clarence River, New South Wales
Enlistment date6 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 31 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work at Herleville on 18 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 28 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 7 September 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'At HERLEVILLE, East of AMIENS, on the morning of 18th August, 1918, during minor operations this N.C.O. in spite of heavy Machine Gun fire and bombing made a reconnaissance along an enemy Communication trench and alone bombed out the crew of a Machine Gun Post and captured the gun which was impeding the consolidation of the Company's flank. Later, with great dash he pushed out under the fire of snipers from trees and obtained valuable information of his enemy dispositions. His work was of great value.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death27 March 1967

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