Herbert Stanley WARFIELD DCM

WARFIELD, Herbert Stanley

Service Number: 4269
Enlisted: 27 September 1915, Townsville, Queensland
Last Rank: Company Sergeant Major
Last Unit: 46th Infantry Battalion
Born: Toowoomba, Queensland, 27 September 1891
Home Town: Hendon, Southern Downs, Queensland
Schooling: Hendon State School
Occupation: Police constable
Memorials: Allora Shire Soldiers Memorial
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World War 1 Service

27 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4269, 15th Infantry Battalion, Townsville, Queensland
3 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4269, 15th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
3 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4269, 15th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Kyarra, Brisbane
1 Apr 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 47th Infantry Battalion
6 Jul 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 47th Infantry Battalion
21 Aug 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 47th Infantry Battalion
9 May 1918: Wounded Villers-Bretonneux, Shell wound (back)
29 Aug 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Sergeant, 46th Infantry Battalion
12 Sep 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Company Sergeant Major, SN 4269, 46th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty, while acting as platoon commander during an advance. Considerable opposition was encountered from an enemy post whereupon he led a flank attack, and bombed the enemy out, killing several and capturing a machine gun. When enemy reinforcements forced his withdrawal, he brought away the guns, and his wounded with him. He set a fine example of courage and resource.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919