Arthur William Edgar ERRINGTON DSC - US

Badge Number: 22315, Sub Branch: Unley
22315

ERRINGTON, Arthur William Edgar

Service Numbers: 365, 91
Enlisted: 21 July 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Kooringa, South Australia, 30 January 1880
Home Town: Brompton, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Hairdresser
Died: Attributed to War Service , Keswick Barracks Military Hospital, 7 June 1934, aged 54 years
Cemetery: AIF Cemetery, West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide
Reference LO 4S 27 Section: LO, Road: 4S, Site No: 27
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Trooper, SN 365, 5th South Australian Imperial Bushmen
1 Jan 1900: Involvement Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Private, South Australian Imperial Bushmen's Corps

World War 1 Service

21 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant, SN 91, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Keswick, South Australia
22 Jul 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant, SN 91, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
18 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant, SN 91, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT A2 Geelong
19 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 91, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)
28 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 91, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Breaching the Hindenburg Line - Cambrai / St Quentin Canal
11 Nov 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 91, 32nd Infantry Battalion
20 Jul 1919: Discharged AIF WW1

Details & his parents & wife Lillian

Arthur William Edgar ERRINGTON was born on 30th January , 1880 in Kooringa, South Australia

His parents were George ERRINGTON & Mary Ann SEAMAN

He married Lillian May STEPHENS on 24th August, 1904 at the Residence of his parents in Plympton, SA

Source: South Australian BDM Indexes

Awarded the US Distinguished Service Cross

Numbers of Australian NCO and Officer advisers were attached to US units during the assault on the Hindenburg Line in late September 1918.

A number were awarded the US Distinguished Service Cross ranked immediately behind the US Congressional Medal of Honour.

Sergeant Arthur Errington was one of them:


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Biography

Sergeant Arthur Errington, 32nd Battalion, 5th Australian Division AIF

Arthur Errington was a 35 year old hairdresser when he enlisted into the AIF on 21 July 1915.  He was married and cited his wife, Mrs Lilian May Errington, 8 Rutland Place, off Lowe Street, Adelaide, South Australia, as his next of kin.

Previous Service: 5th Imperial Bushman, South African War (1 year 110 days)


Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Arthur Errington, Sergeant, Australian Imperial Force, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. When his company was halted by machine-gun fire, Sergeant Errington with two comrades rushed the enemy position and captured the machine gun. Later the same day he rushed a second machine gun, capturing the gun and killing three of the crew. This action took place in conjunction with the attack of the 30th U.S. Division.
General Orders No. 68, W.D., 1920
Citizen of the British Commonwealth

He resided at 2 Trevelyan Street Wayville.  After the war he joined the RSL and was a member of the Unley Sub Branch. He died in 1934, aged 54, of war related causes having been severely affected by gassings sustained during the war. He was buried in the West Terrace AIF Cemetery.

 

 

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