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Stanley Talbot Claude EZARD

Regimental number3464
Place of birthWarracknabeal, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWarracknabeal, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 6.5
Weight158 lbs
Next of kinFather, C Ezard, Warracknabeal, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the 73rd Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date3 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 August 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Conspicuous example of courage under fire and devotion to duty as stretcher-bearer. (East of Ypres)'
Recommendation date: 11 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 25 January 1919

Military Medal

'These men [EZARD and 3481 HE KING, 5th Bn], as Stretcher Bearers, showed great coolness and devotion to duty in the operations of the 4th October, 1917, in the vicinity of ZONNEBEKE east of YPRES. Casualties were extremely heavy through the enemy barrages of 4th, 5th and 6th and notwithstanding the shelling, fatigue and great danger, they moved about constantly dressing and attending wounded men. They set a fine example of devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Discharge date6 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 25 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 30 March 1916.

Detached to Grenadier Platoon, but remained with 5th Bn for duty, 19 April 1916.

Transferred to C Company, 28 April 1916.

Admitted to Corps Rest Station, 30 December 1916 (sore feet); transferred to 38th Casualty Clearing Station, 9 January 1917; discharged to duty, 26 January 1917.

Awarded Military Medal.

Admitted to Rest Camp, 30 July 1918; with Bn, 11 August 1918.

Wounded in action, 25 August 1918 (gas shell), and admitted to 2nd Australian Field Ambulance, 25 August 1918, and transferred to 49th Casualty Clearing Station; to 10th General Hospital Rouen, 30 August 1918 (gas poison); to England, 1 September 1918, and admitted to Military Hospital, Woking, 4 October 1918; discharged on furlough, 3 October 1918, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 4 October 1918.

Marched in to No 1 Command Depot from Weymouth, 10 October 1918.

Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 4 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ceramic', 25 January 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 23 March 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 6 July 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death13 July 1964
Age at death68
Place of burialWarracknabeal Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, EZARD Stanley Talbot Claude

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