Charles NURSE MM

NURSE, Charles

Service Number: 2662
Enlisted: 16 June 1915, Liverpool, New South Wales
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 3rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Leytonstone, England, January 1894
Home Town: Wingello, Wingecarribee, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: 1990, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

16 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2662, Liverpool, New South Wales
9 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2662, 3rd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
9 Aug 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2662, 3rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Runic, Sydney
2 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2662, 3rd Infantry Battalion, ANZAC Gallipoli
1 Nov 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 3rd Infantry Battalion
4 Apr 1920: Discharged AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 2662, 3rd Infantry Battalion

Military Medal

Charles Nurse was awarded the Military Medal because "At Hermies, France, on the 9th April 1917 Lance Corporal Nurse showed great bravery and devotion to duty. This stretcher bearer went out four times under very heavy rifle and machine gun fire, dressed four wounded men and carried them to safety. He sets a splendid example to the stretcher bearers under him"

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Biography

Awarded the Military Medal (www.awm.gov.au) because;

"At Hermies, France, on the 9th April 1917 Lance Corporal Nurse showed great bravery and devotion to duty. This stretcher bearer went out four times under very heavy rifle and machine gun fire, dressed four wounded men and carried them to safety. He sets a splendid example to the stretcher bearers under him"