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M.C., B.A., M.B., Ch.M. : Lieutenant, 30th Battn., A.I.F., France. Enlisting 31st January, 1916, and sailing in charge of reinforcements 24th November, after being gazetted lieutenant from Duntroon, joined battn. in France. Served at Polygon Wood, Broodseinde Ridge, Anzac Ridge, Passchendaele, Messines, Hangard Wood, Villers- Bretonneux and elsewhere Wounded at Messines in November, 1917, and again at Peronne in August, 1918, when evacuated to No 3 London. General Hospital, Wandsworth, and to Australia, arriving 9th March, 1919. Awarded M.C.* and Mentioned in Despatches. Member of S.U. Scouts. President, Undergraduates'' Association. Early education at Marist Bros.'' High School, Darlinghurst. * "During the operations of 26th-28th August, 1918, during which Foucacourt was captured, he led his platoon with conspicuous gallantry and skill over ground heavily swept by machine-gun fire. On reaching his objective he sent reports explaining the situation to his company commander, but three of his runners were killed, and he eventually went himself, returning immediately to his platoon. He was severely wounded in the head, and much shaken, but insisted on remaining with his platoon until he was assured the situation was completely under control."—London Gazette, rst February, 1919.

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