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D.S.O., B.E. : Captain, R.E., B.E.F., France. Enlisting in England in 1916, was commissioned 20th April and served in France with 185th Tunnelling Coy. till demobilisation, then returning to Australia. Promoted lieutenant, 15th February, 1917, and captain 21st August. Awarded D.S.O.* 2nd April, 1919, and Mentioned in Despatches twice. President, Undergraduates' Association. * For conspicuous gallantry and resource in searching for and removing enemy traps and mines, especially on 12th and 13th November, in removing delay action mines indicated by the enemy. He spent 36 hours in excavating a shaft and gallery, approaching the large delay action mine in Douai Station, due to explode on 7th November.

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