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Regimental number4195
Place of birthSunderland England
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs I English, Woodhead Burnley in Wharfdale, Yorks, England
Enlistment date11 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollBombardier
Unit from Nominal RollMedium Trench Mortar Battery
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 29 September 1916

FateReturned to Australia 21 July 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'During operations near FLEURBAIX on 16th September, 1916, Bombardier ENGLISH inspired his detachment by the courage and determination which he displayed in standing to his Mortar throughout a very heavy and concentrated enemy Artillery fire. Notwithstanding that the Mortar was closely bracketed by heavy artillery fire, which broke in through the parapet in front of the Mortar position, and that one of the detachment was badly wounded, Bombardier ENGLISH continued to serve his Mortar until he was badly hit in the right arm.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Date of death24 October 1943

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