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BOOTH, Joseph John MC ED

Published on June 21, 2013 by in 8th Battalion, Known

Chaplain Joseph John Booth MC ED 8th Battalion AIF VX39240 – WWII Service Awarded Military Cross – 18th Apr 1918 During the period 26th February, 1917 to date Chaplain BOOTH has performed consistently good work both in and out of the line and has been such as to earn him the admiration and regard of

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LAY, Percy MC DCM MM Croix de Guerre

Published on June 18, 2013 by in 8th Battalion, Known

137 Captain Percy Lay MC DCM MM Croix de Guerre 8th Battalion AIF Awarded Military Medal – 17th Jul 1917 During the recent tour of duty in the Hindenburg Line, near Bullecourt France on the 8th and 9th May 1917, when the battalion was exposed to a constant artillery barrage and repeated counter-attacks, the work

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FAY, Luke Patrick MC

506, Captain Luke Patrick Fay MC 8th Battalion AIF Awarded Military Cross – 22nd Sep 1916  For conspicuous gallantry during a night assault and capture of an enemy strong point. A heavy shelling the following day caused many casualties, but, although badly wounded, he led his company forward to clear a trench. _________________________________________ ADFA Database

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YATES, William Thomas DSO

Captain William Thomas Yates DSO 8th Battalion AIF Awarded Distinguished Service Order – 18th Nov 1917 ‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He commanded a successful attack on an enemy strong point, and personally conducted the consolidation of the captured post. Later, under intense shell fire, he displayed the utmost gallantry and coolness in encouraging

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TRAILL, John Charles Merriman DSO MC

Lieutenant Colonel John Charles Merriman Traill DSO MC 8th Battalion AIF Awarded Military Cross – 14th Jan 1916 Awarded Mention in Despatches – 28th Jan 1916 Awarded Distinguished Service Order – 26th Nov 1917 ‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in an attack. He took command of the whole line when another company commander

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GALLAHAR, Arthur

4219, Private Arthur Gallahar 8th Battalion AIF Don Gallahar:- ARTHUR GALLAHAR (1897-1974) Arthur Gallahar was born at Benalla, Victoria on Tuesday 16 November 1897, the son of William John Gallahar and Caroline Beckwith. Arthur was the sixth child in a family of seven. He grew up in Benalla living with his family at Barkly Street.

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COOKE, Justin Sidney

Captain Justin Sidney Cooke 8th Battalion AIF _________________________________________ ADFA Database National Archives – Service Record Further Reading – 8th Battalion Picture Source – Mapping Our Anzacs

 
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COULTER, Graham DSO

Lieutenant-Colonel Graham Coulter DSO 1st Victorian Mounted Infantry – Boer War 8th Battalion AIF Awarded Mention in Despatches – 2nd January 1917 Awarded Distinguished Service Order – 29th June 1917 The AIF Project:- Brothers: Major Leslie Jack COULTER DSO, Mining Corps, killed in action, 29 June 1917; 1333 Sergeant Jason Leslie Boyd COULTER [served as

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FENTON, Horace

Lieutenant Horace Fenton 8th Battalion AIF _________________________________________ ADFA Database National Archives – Service Record Further Reading – 8th Battalion Picture Source – Mapping Our Anzacs

 
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BLACKMAN, John Reginald MC Silver Medal for Bravery (Montenegro)

523, Captain John Reginald Blackman MC Silver Medal for Bravery (Montenegro) 8th Battalion AIF Awarded Mention in Despatches – 2nd January 1917 Awarded Military Cross – 25th July 1918 ‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in an attack. He showed great dash and determination in attacking a strong point which was holding up the advance of

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