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Roland Pritchard FARRIS

Regimental number622
Place of birthEast Ham England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBushworker
Addressc/o E L Farris, Bridgetown, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Farris, Bridgetown, Western Australia
Enlistment date13 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 29 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Electrical, Mechanical Mining & Boring Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


For general gallantry and devotion to duty particularly at Bullecourt, when he did good work during the bombing attack, and on a number of occasions helped matrially to defeat the enemy.
Recommendation date: 8 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 28 February 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*rank could be wrong on photocopy
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He showed splendid courage and determination in an attack, and has always set a magnificent example to his men'.
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137
Date: 30 August 1918

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