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Gnr. Gerald Mostyn Armytage MM.

Australian Imperial Forces 8th Brigade Field Artillery 30th Battery

from:Yarrala, St Georges Road, Toorak, Vic. Australia

Gerald Armytage was a 19 year old farmer when he enlisted on the 14th Feb 1916. His records describe him as being five foot six and a half, weighing eight stone four pounds with a fresh complexion, blue eyes and black hair.

He was awarded the Military Medal on the 3rd of July 1917 for bravery in the field, including an incident on the 29th of May when he extinguished a fire, set by enemy shelling, which was threatening the ammunition of 30th Battery near Hill 63.

In May 1919 Gerald was granted three months leave without pay or allowances, to return to Australia at his own expense. He returned via America on board the Ventura and was discharged from the army on the 18th of August 1919 and in 1923 was living in Glenthompson, Victoria.











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