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Royal Frank FEIRCLOUGH

Regimental number3260
Place of birthKanmantoo South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressRanmantoo, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Feirclough, Ranmantoo, South Australia
Enlistment date11 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 6 November 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On 6th October, 1917, when in charge of a G.S. wagon load of stores and material for his Battery at TOKIO (east of YPRES), a very heavy barrage was put down on the only road available. Notwithstanding the heavy and concentrated fire, Driver FEIRCLOUGH - knowing the stores were urgently required- made repeated attempts to reach his Battery. It was not until both his horses were killed under him and he himself blown off the road that this Driver was compelled to relinquish his task. His conduct on this, and other occasions, has set a splendid example to all ranks.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death17 May 1977
Age at death83
Place of burialCummins Cemetery, South Australia

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