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Arthur Gordon FAULKS

Regimental number3548
Place of birthGrafton New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address'Kismet', Queen Victoria Street, Kogarah, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Joseph Thomas Faulks, Coff's Harbor, New South Wales
Enlistment date24 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 5 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work near Villers-Bretonneux on 7-8 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 11 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 3 March 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in the operations of the 7th/8th August 1918 near VILLERS-BRETONNEUX. During the afternoon of the 8th August Battalion Headquarters was very heavily shelled and 4 Officers and 8 men, including the Medical Officer were wounded by one shell. Lance Corporal FAULKS, a member of the A.M.C. detail rendered invaluable assistance, in dressing the wounded under the heavy shell fire, and his prompt attention and devotion to duty helped in saving the lives of several of the badly wounded. All the wounded were stretcher cases, and owing to the heavy demand on the bearers there was a temporary shortage. He immediately filled the vacancy, and helped to carry the last of the wounded to the A.D.S. through heavy shell fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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