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Harold John FILSHIE

Regimental number4386
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationSchool teacher
Address3 Merton Street, Stanmore, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Filshie, 36 Carrington Grove, East St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date6 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameNo 3 Australian General Hospital
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/67/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Mooltan on 15 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Division Artillery
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Work near Harbonnieres on 8 August 1918.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 28 February 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. This officer, under heavy shell and machine gun fire, succeeded without the aid of a carrying party in getting his 6 inch trench mortar emplaced, and by its fire cleared off some machine guns which were holding up the infantry. In five days' advance he silenced many machine gun posts, firing no less than 662 T.M. bombs in the process. He showed untiring energy.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

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

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