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Ernest AUTY

Regimental number672
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
Address10 Harold Street, Thornbury, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, H Auty, L0 Harold Street, Thornbury, Victoria
Enlistment date12 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 15 June 1918

FateReturned to Australia 14 December 1918

Military Medal

'At MORLANCOURT near ALBERT on the night of the 9th/11th June, 1918 this Stretcher Bearer was in charge of a squad established in NO MAN'S LAND during a raid. Casualties (20) were heavy, but this bearer, with a total disregard of personal danger and with tireless energy, made trip after trip with the wounded. One man being missing after the withdrawal of the party he immediately went back under heavy Machine Gun fire and searched the ground until he found him, badly wounded. it was entirely due to his gallant conduct that not a man was left behind.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal, Military Medal.

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