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Arthur Anthony FLINT

Regimental number6020
Place of birthForth Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressUlverstone, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Mr A Flint, Kindred, Tasmania
Enlistment date4 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 8 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (awarded)


'Gallant conduct, skill and determination in patrol work. (East of Ypres)'
Recommendation date: 16 November 1917

FateReturned to Australia 25 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Launceston Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'For gallant conduct during the operations at BROODSEINDE RIDGE, East of YPRES. On the 2nd November 1917 L/Cpl. FLINT was a member of a patrol sent to gain touch with the enemy and was fired on by a hostile Machine Gun, the O.C. patrol being wounded. On 3rd November he volunteered to guide a patrol of one Officer and 20 O.R. sent to capture the post, and when it was rushed was one of the first to reach the objective. His skill in guiding the patrol over very broken country, and the example of determination and courage he set were largely instrumental in the capture of the post.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Date of death5 April 1970

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