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Beeston Nottingham
He grew up in Loughborough, Leicestershire.
He was a farmer upon enlistment.
01 Oct 1918
24
182376 - CWGC Website
2059
GPO Melbourne
Private
  • DCM DCM Distinguished Conduct Medal
Australian Infantry (AIF)
7th Bn 5th Reinforcements He enlisted 3/3/1915. His unit embarked 17/4/1915 from Melbourne, Victoria aboard HMAT A20 Hororata. He was recommended for the DCM 10/5/1918. The citation reads 'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During our attack the services rendered by the nco were most valuable; he kept his platoon well in hand, and afforded every information to his company officer as to the need of the situation. He led an attack on and captured an enemy machine gun that was causing casualties and near the final objective with a bombing party he captured another machine gun and two officers and fifty men. He showed great courage throughout and set a fine example to his men.' He died near St Quentin, France.
Prospect Hill Cemetery Gouy France Grave Reference: IV A 16
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