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M.C. and Bar, D.Sc., F.I.C., F.A.C.I. : Captain, 19th Battn., A.I.F., France. Enlisting 16th September and sailing as second-lieutenant in charge of 6th Reinforcements 2nd November, crossed from Egypt to France 16th March, 1916, going immediately into the Line, and later attended Senior Officers School, St. Omer. Fought at Pozieres, Bapaume, Lagnicourt, Second Bullecourt and Passchendaele, where, in command of two companies, he cleared Dairy Wood and Daisy Wood of dangerous German posts. Although slightly wounded five times, served in all engagements and until demobilisation. Promoted lieutenant, 30th June, 19 16; captain, 12th February, 1917. Awarded M.C. 26th November, 1917, and Bar* 5th March, 1918, and Mentioned in Despatches. S.U. Scouts : Acting Captain, continuous military service from 1909 and after the War, Lieutenant-Colonel, O.C., S.U. Regiment; 18th Battn. N.S.W.; Scottish Regiment (30th Battn.). Research Scholar. Early education at Petersham Superior Public School. * Taking with him one officer and ten other ranks he attacked the position and succeeded in capturing it, taking fifteen of the enemy prisoners, wounding numerous others, and putting the remainder to flight.

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