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DADSON, Leslie MC & 2 Bars

222, Lieut Leslie DADSON MC &  2 Bars 12th Battalion AIF Awarded Military Cross – 18th June 1917 At Boursies, France, on 9th April 1917, for conspicuous gallantry in the face of the enemy. Lieut. Dadson led two platoons of his company in an attack under very heavy fire on the enemy’s trenches with such

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HOFFMAN, Laurence Herbert

2342, Private Laurence Herbert Hoffman 12th Battalion AIF 51st Battalion AIF _____________________________________________________ National Archives – Service Record Further Reading – 12th Battalion Further Reading – For King and Cobbers The Unit History of the 51st Battalion Picture Source – Flickr

 
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JOHNSON, Frank Percival MM MSM

1349, Corporal Frank Percival Johnson Mm MSM 12th Battalion AIF 3rd Australian Field Ambulance AIF Awarded Meritorious Service Medal – 17th January 1919 ‘From the 25th February to 16th September 1918. Cpl Johnson as N.C.O in charge of the A.M.C details, has been untiring in his efforts to assist the Medical Officer on all occasions. 

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BETHUNE, Frank Pogson MC

Captain Frank Pogson Bethune MC 12th Battalion AIF 1st Machine Gun Battalion AIF Awarded Military Cross – 21st August 1917 ‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He carried out several daring reconnaissances, and obtained most valuable information. Later, he fought his machine guns with great gallantry, and set a fine example to his men.’

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CLARKE, Lancelot Fox DSO VD

Lieutenant-Colonel Lancelot Fox Clarke DSO VD 4th Victorian Imperial Bushmen – Boer War 12th Battalion AIF Awarded Distinguished Service Order – 23rd April 1901 Killed in Action – 25th April 1915 9 (Gallipoli, Turkey) _____________________________________________________ ADFA Database National Archives – Service Record Australian War Graves It’s An Honour Australians in the Boer War Further Reading

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ELLIOTT, Charles Hazell CMG DSO VD

Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Hazell Elliott CMG DSO VD 12th Battalion AIF Awarded Distinguished Service Order – 1st January 1917 ‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an enemy attack. Although the enemy had penetrated our line and were within 500 yards of Battalion Headquarters, he took up a position with batmen, cooks, and signalers, and

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THOMPSON, Herbert Lewis

7808, Private Herbert Lewis Thompson 12th Battalion AIF 40th Battalion AIF Died of Disease – 16th November 1918 _____________________________________________________ National Archives – Service Record Australian War Graves Further Reading – 12th Battalion Further Reading – 40th Battalion Picture Source – Mapping Our Anzacs  

 
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BATCHELOR, Cyril George Edmund

125, Private Cyril George Edmund Batchelor 12th Battalion AIF _____________________________________________________ ADFA Database National Archives – Service Record Further Reading – 12th Battalion Picture Source – Mapping Our Anzacs  

 
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MACMICHAEL, Robert

3491, Lance Sergeant Robert Macmichael 12th Battalion AIF 52nd Battalion AIF Killed in Action – 28th March 1917 Australian War Memorial: Studio portrait of 3491 Acting Corporal (A/Cpl) Robert MacMichael, 11th Reinforcements, 12th Battalion, of Launceston, Tas. Prior to hid enlistment on 1 August 1915 in the AIF, he served with the 92nd Infantry, Citizens

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CROOKS, Hilton George MM

2932, Corporal Hilton George Crooks MM 26th Battalion AIF 12th Battalion AIF Awarded Military Medal – 10th October 1919 ‘During the operations east of JEANCOURT on the morning of 18th September, 1918, Corporal CROOKS displayed great bravery, dash and leadership in the face of heavy machine gun fire. The advance was being hampered by some

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