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M.C., B.E. : Captain, 3rd Australian Tunnelling Coy., A.I.F., France. Enlisting in November, 1915, and sailing in February, 1916, was attached to a British coy. for three weeks at La Bassee in May, proceeding to Laventie and tunnelling on Fouquissart sector till November. Served in the Loos salient opposite Lens and, although injured in January, 1917, remained with coy. until October, 1918, when unit advanced as far as Leuze, Belgium. From the Armistice till February, 1919, engaged on recovery of delay action mines and restoration of roads and bridges, returning in June, 1920. Awarded M.C. 1st January, 1919, and Mentioned in Despatches. Early education at East Maitland High School.

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