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Weston N D    Pte    1635

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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918

 

Weston N D    Pte    1635    Norman Douglas                22 Inf Bn    18    Labourer    Single    C of E       

Address:       

Next of Kin:    Weston, John, Omeo  

                                            28 McNae St, Moonee Ponds 

Enlisted:    24 Feb 1915       

Embarked:     A35 Berrima 28 Jun 1915 

Awards:  Distinguished Conduct Medal, Russian Cross of St George 3rd Class

 

L.-Cpl. N. D. Weston, D.C.M., son of Mr. J. Weston, of Moonee Ponds, has been decorated with the Russian Cross of St. George, of the 3rd Class. He enlisted in 1915, when 18 years of age, and served in the 22nd Battalion in France, where he gained the Distinguished Conduct Medal for gallantry and presence of mind during a bomb attack, in which he was severely wounded in the head and invalided to England. On returning to Aus tralia, he was presented with the medal at Broadmeadows Camp by Sir Ronald Munro Ferguson.

 

ROLL OF HONOUR. (1918, January 17). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 3 Edition: Morning. Retrieved June 1, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74604842

 

Citation for Distinguished Conduct Medal.

For conspicuous gallantry when holding a portion of a captured trench against a bombing attack.  He was in the act of throwing when he was severely wounded in the head and fell forward.  He shouted to his comrades "The pin is out".  Thanks to his presence of mind his comrades escaped unhurt.

Events on 5 August 1916

Commonwealth of Australia Gazette 14 Dec 1916.

Russian Cross of St George, 3rd Class. 

Source:  Wikipedia

 

 

War Service Commemorated

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