Louis Thomas PATERNOSTER MM

Badge Number: SA8409, Sub Branch: Mildura
SA8409

PATERNOSTER, Louis Thomas

Service Number: 6892
Enlisted: 28 May 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 15th Field Ambulance
Born: Gawler, South Australia, 5 August 1889
Home Town: Goodwood, Unley, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Draughtsman
Died: Natural causes, Glengowrie, South Australia, 10 March 1981, aged 91 years
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
Memorials: Gawler Council Gawler Men Who Answered the Call WW1 Roll of Honor, Gawler Loyal Gawler Lodge I.O.O.F. M.U. WW1 Honour Board, Gawler War Memorial, Unley St. Augustine's Church Roll of Honour, Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

28 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6892, Keswick, South Australia
10 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6892, 8th Field Ambulance, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
10 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6892, 8th Field Ambulance, HMAT Ascanius, Melbourne
22 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6892, 15th Field Ambulance, Polygon Wood
4 May 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 6892, 15th Field Ambulance

Awarded the Military Medal

In Polygon Wood on evening of September 25-26 this man although warned by the R.M.O. of .............danger of carrying wounded through the enemy Barrage, led his squad throughout the night. His gallantry and total disregard of danger, with his devotion to duty, set an excellent example to his men and ........helped the evacuation of the wounded. As it was essential to avoid any blockage and ...............of casualties around the R.A.P.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

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