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Nevinson Willoughby FAULKNER

Regimental number406
Date of birth29 March 1894
Place of birthRockhampton, Queensland
SchoolMelbourne Grammar School, Victoria
AddressSunbury East, Victoria
Enlistment date5 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board TRANSPORT A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board TRANSPORT A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29354 (5 November 1915); 'Commonwealth Gazette', No. 12 (27 January 1916).

FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an attack. Owing to heavy casualties amongst linesmen he went out himself three times under heavy fire to repair broken telephone lines. Next night he twice helped to carry rations to the front line, each trip being through heavy enemy barrage.
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Discharge date22 July 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: [1163] Captain Francis Webb FAULKNER MC & Bar, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 13 December 1918; Cdr H.W. FAULKNER, RN.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli (served from the Landing until evacuation in December; awarded the Military Medal for work on Gallipoli), Western Front (awarded Military Cross for work, 18-19 September 1918)

Re-embarked as 2nd Lt, 46th Bn, 9 Reinforcement, from Melbourne, 11 May 1917, on board HMAT A11 'Ascanius'.

Medals: Military Cross, Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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