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Regimental number2818
Place of birthDarling New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressToorak, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Florence Felstead, Grange Road, Toorak, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date1 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 27 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Divisional Signal Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 22 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 23 March 1919

Military Medal

'At BULLECOURT on 10th, 11th and 12th April 1917 for conspicuous good work, bravery and devotion to duty as linesman. Working continuously on the lines from Brigade Headquarters to Battalion Battle Headquarters under heavy enemy barrage and Machine gun fire. Owing to his steadfast good work telephonic communication was practically continuous during the whole period.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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