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M.C., B.E. : Captain, 11th Battn. and 3rd Machine Gun Coy., A.I.F., Gallipoli and France. Enlisting 12th April, 1915, and sailing with reinforcements after being commissioned 26th July, joined battn. in Gallipoli and was there until the Evacuation. Transferring to 3rd M.G. Coy. 12th March, 1916, crossed with it to France and fought at Fleurbaix and the Somme. Rejoining 11th Battn. 7th August, was wounded at Mouquet Farm on 23rd, and evacuated to hospital and later to Australia, arriving in February, 1917. On recovery re-embarked 19th November and, rejoining battn. 26th May, 1918, in Hazebrouck sector, served till death. Promoted lieutenant, 12th March, 1916, and captain, 7th August. Awarded M.C.* and Mentioned in Despatches. Killed in Action while leading his men in reconnaissance, Merris, 21st July, 1918, and buried at Borre. Early education at Sydney Grammar School. * He assisted wounded men and sent up ammunition and water to forward dumps under incessant shell fire. During the main enemy counter attack he directed a steady indirect fire, without waiting for orders, on the advancing enemy.

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