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Albert ATTWOOD

Regimental number5330
Place of birthKent England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressArdmona, Mooroopna, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Attwood, Ivy House Orchard Street, Rainham, Kent, England
Enlistment date1 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as guide. (East of Ypres)'
Recommendation date: 13 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 14 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the attack on BROODSEINDE RIDGE east of YPRES on 4th October, 1917, this man showed great pluck and devotion to duty after being badly shaken by shell fire. It was mainly due to his guidance and grit that ammunition and stokes ammunition requisitions for the front line reached their destination. In spite of heavy fire this man stuck to his work continually passing over the shelled area where most casualties were inflicted. By his careful guidance fewer casualties were inflicted and the front line supply maintained.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

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