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Bert FERRI

Regimental number3097
Place of birthFoster Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSoapworker
AddressEpping, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Mr B Ferri, Epping, Victoria
Enlistment date17 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 26 November 1915
Medals

Military Medal

'During the fighting at POLYGON WOOD east of YPRES on 20th September 1917, this N.C.O. led his Section admirably; he displayed great personal bravery and determination when attacking enemy Strong Posts and was a splendid example to his men. Single handed he went out and brought in 16 prisoners.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

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