Horace Frederick EAGLE DCM

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EAGLE, Horace Frederick

Service Number: 1616
Enlisted: 31 August 1914, Brisbane
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 11th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: St. Ives, Huntingdonshire, England, 1881
Home Town: Woombye, Sunshine Coast, Queensland
Schooling: Boarding School
Occupation: Coachsmith
Died: Killed in action, Belgium, 11 October 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient), Nambour Heroes Walk, Nambour Maroochy Shire War Dead Memorial, Woombye War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

31 Aug 1914: Enlisted Australian Army (Post WW2), Bombardier, SN 1616, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade , Brisbane
25 Sep 1914: Involvement Bombardier, SN 1616, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade , Third Ypres
25 Sep 1914: Embarked Bombardier, SN 1616, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Rangatira, Brisbane
11 Oct 1917: Involvement Corporal, SN 1616, 11th Field Artillery Brigade , Third Ypres
30 Aug 1918: Honoured Distinguished Conduct Medal, 'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty and consistent good work. He has rendered valuable service, particularly in two important engagements, and has always set a splendid example of coolness and determination. He frequently attended to wounded men under heavy shell fire.' Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

Son of Thomas EAGLE & Sarah BICHENO who married in St Ives, England in 1871

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty and consistent good work. He has rendered valuable service, particularly in two important engagements, and has always set a splendid example of coolness and determination. He frequently attended to wounded men under heavy shell fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137
Date: 30 August 1918