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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918


Holdsworth B     Cpl    10771    Bertram                3 Div Train ASC    34    Butcher    Married    C of E        

Address:    Ascot Vale, Epsom Rd, 39    

Next of Kin:    Holdsworth, M, Mrs, wife, 38 Epsom Rd, Ascot Vale   

Enlisted:    1 Jun 1916       

Embarked:      A24 Benalla 19 Oct 1914  

Awards:  Distinguished Conduct Medal



Recommendation for Distinguished Conduct Medal

1st Light Horse Brigade
Ist Signal Troop 7 Pte Eric Holland

For conspicuous and distinguished conduct throughout the operations covering the period 24/10/17 to 25/11/17 this NCO as motor cycle despatch rider showed great devotion to duty, pluck and tenacity of purpose when accompanying the Brigade during operations.

He was the only motor cyclist of the Brigade who kept his machine running throughout the operations and it was only due to his pluck and determination that he was able to do the work in the Bde while travelling at night in broken and dangerous country.  His work as a despatch rider has been exceptional and he frequently had to carry despatches at night between BHQ  and Regt  headquarter .. duty over almost  impassible country when the lines of communication had .... owing to the heavy rain.  This was especially  of  .... during the period 15/12/17 to 21/12/17 when the Brigade held the outpost line in the area TEMUDIYEN- 265 towards the NANE EL AUJA This NCO enlisted  in August 1914 and has not been absent from his ... (except on Port Paid leave) He landed at HELLES with the ...section in the original landing and came off at the evacuation.

Date of recommendation 4-3-1918




Bertram Holdsworth served his time with the AIF in Gallipoli and Egypt.


War Service Commemorated

Essendon Town Hall F-L

Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour With the Colours

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