Stanley Garfield SEDGMAN MM

SEDGMAN, Stanley Garfield

Service Number: 743
Enlisted: 30 January 1915, Place of enlistment - Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 21st Infantry Battalion
Born: Brunswick, Victoria, Australia, 1894
Home Town: Brunswick East, Moreland, Victoria
Schooling: Brunswick Central State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Coachsmith
Died: Killed in Action, Albert, France, 22 April 1918
Cemetery: Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension
Plot X, Row A, Grave 5,
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, City of Brunswick Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

30 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 743, 24th Infantry Battalion, Place of enlistment - Melbourne, Victoria
10 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 743, 21 Field Regiment AMF, Embarked on HMAT 'A38' Ulysses from Melbourne 0n 10th May 1915.
4 Aug 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 743, 21st Infantry Battalion, Gun shot wound left arm.
3 May 1917: Honoured Military Medal, Bullecourt (First), "For conspicuous gallantry during the assault on the BULLECOURT Trenches on 3rd May, 1917. With his Lewis Gun he established an isolated post in a shell hole on our left flank and remained there with C.S.M. Power for 48 hours. During this period he repeatedly brought effective fire to bear on the enemy, replenishing his ammunition from the dead in the vicinity. He returned to our lines only on exhausting his ammunition and after receiving 3 wounds.
4 May 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 21st Infantry Battalion
16 Oct 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 21st Infantry Battalion
22 Apr 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 21st Infantry Battalion, Killed in action by shellfire.

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Biography contributed by Daryl Jones

Son of Henry E. and Emma Moore SEDGMAN of East Brunswick, Melbourne Victoria.