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Harold Vincent EMERY

Regimental number1701
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationIronturner
AddressBoundary Road, Midland Junction, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Anne Elizabeth Emery, Boundary Road, Midland Junction, Western Australia
Enlistment date25 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 23 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Work near Villers-Bretonneux on 8 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 15 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 28 February 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During an advance he rushed a trench occupied by the enemy, and alone captured thirty two prisoners. Later, he rushed a machine gun post, capturing its five occupants and a gun. He also directed a tank to another strong point, which was destroyed. He set a brilliant example to his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 36
Date: 14 March 1919

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