|Place of birth||Sydney New South Wales|
|Address||Glanwilliam Street, Eastwood, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Father, E W Auckett, Glanwilliam Street, Eastwood, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Gunner|
|Unit name||Field Artillery Brigade 3, Reinforcement 13|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||13/31/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||1st Trench Mortar Battery|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
For excellent courage and devotion to duty while in action near Strazeele from 15-28 April 1918.
Distinguished Conduct Medal (Altered to Bar to Military Medal)
For bravery at Moolenacker, South East of Meteren on 29 May 1918.
|Fate||Returned to Australia
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|Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance|
'While in action near STRAZEELE from 15th April, 1918, to 28th April, 1918, these two N.C.O.s [AUCKETT and 2903 P. SWEENEY] worked their guns continuously for 14 days under very heavy enemy shell fire, destroying many enemy strong points, including machine gun positions. On the night of 16th April, 1918, under exceptionally heavy shell fire they carried their gun to a safe position when in danger of being destroyed and under continuous enemy shell fire placed the mortar in a new position. By their excellent courage and devotion to duty they set a magnificent example to their gun crews.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
|Date of death|