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David Charles ETHERTON

Regimental number4206
Place of birthBroughton, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressBroughton via Nhill, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs Etherton, Broughton via Nhill, Victoria
Enlistment date31 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll31 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 29 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Trench Mortar Battery
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Exceptional courage and coolness during raid on 30 September 1916 at Hollebeke.
Recommendation date: 2 October 1916

FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death21 August 1966
Age at death77
Place of burialMurrayville Cemetery, Victoria

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