Philip Aubrey MEDHURST MID, MM

MEDHURST, Philip Aubrey

Service Number: 2020
Enlisted: 27 August 1914, Pontville, Tas.
Last Rank: Bombardier
Last Unit: 3rd Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 1895
Home Town: Sandy Bay, Hobart, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Electrician
Memorials: Hobart Roll of Honour, Lower Sandy Bay Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

27 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 2020, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade , Pontville, Tas.
20 Oct 1914: Embarked Gunner, SN 2020, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Geelong, Hobart
20 Oct 1914: Involvement Gunner, SN 2020, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 2020, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade , 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
7 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 2020, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade , The August Offensive - Lone Pine, Suvla Bay, Sari Bair, The Nek and Hill 60 - Gallipoli
28 Jan 1916: Honoured Mention in Dispatches, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
24 Feb 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Bombardier, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade , Egypt
23 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Bombardier, SN 2020, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade , Battle for Pozières
27 Oct 1916: Honoured Military Medal, The August Offensive - Lone Pine, Suvla Bay, Sari Bair, The Nek and Hill 60 - Gallipoli, For restoring communications under heavy shell fire at Lone Pine
21 Sep 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Bombardier, SN 2020, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade , Menin Road, GSW to neck. Evacuated to UK. Never rejoined unit.
16 Feb 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Bombardier, SN 2020, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade , RTA 20 October 1918 (on submarine guard duty) and discharged (TPE).

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