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Roy Arthur FINDLAY

Regimental number58
Place of birthLeichhardt New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationCarpenter
AddressCharlotte Street, Ashfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, J Findlay, Charlotte Street, Ashfield, New South Wales
Previous military service40th Australian Army Medical Corps
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Field Ambulance, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty in carrying out rescue work. (East of Ypres 21 September 1917).
Recommendation date: 2 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 23 October 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty on the afternoon of September 21st, 1917, when the enemy heavily shelled the Ambulance Post at the CULVERT on the MENIN ROAD east of YPRES. Private FINDLAY went out, dressed and carried in wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death29 July 1976

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