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Marcel AUROUSSEAUX

Date of birth19 April 1891
Place of birthWoollahra, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGeologist
AddressUniversity, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, George Hippolyte Aurousseaux, Le Chateau, Spoffirth Street, Cremorne, North Sydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name28th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
Promotions

Captain


Unit: 51st Battalion
Promotion date: 20 April 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 20 August 1916

Mention in Despatches


Recommendation date: 4 February 1919

FateReturned to Australia 21 June 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He took command when his company commander was killed and inspired all ranks by his fine example. During a night attack he led his company forward with great dash till he was severely wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Discharge date10 October 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Wounded in action (1), 15 August 1916; (2) 21 August 1918.

Medals: Military Cross, Croix de Guerre (France), 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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