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Arthur Wren FLANDERS

Regimental number1623
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressEatons Hotel, Muswellbrook, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Arthur Herbert Flanders, Eatons Hotel, Muswellbrook, New South Wales
Enlistment date18 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name34th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/51/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 2 May 1916
Medals

Military Medal

'For gallantry and devotion to duty during an attack on enemy position in the vicinity of MORLANCOURT near ALBERT on the night of 5th/6th May, 1918. Prior to the attack he laid a cable to an advanced report centre near the enemy lines. An enemy patrol fired at and wounded him. He returned the fire and the patrol withdrew. Although wounded he remained on duty at his telephone and refused to be relieved until the completion of the attack. His action ensured the maintenance of communication at a most important period, and valuable information was sent back to Battalion Headquarters.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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