SALMOND Frederick Christian Paul

Date of Enlistment 91/10/1914
Occupation Farrier
Age on Enlistment 42
Rank Shoeing Smith
Unit 10th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
Fate DEB
Date of Fate Event 15/02/1918
Returned to Broome post WWI Yes
Other Information Second Contingent from Broome
Distinguished Conduct Medal
‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When acting as troop leader in an important reconnaissance, his troop was heavily attacked by a strong enemy force. Realizing that it was essential to hold ground, he took up a position of great tactical advantage, and, though subjected to heavy shell, machine gun, and rifle fire, held his ground for five hours until the remainder of his squadron returned. He displayed marked gallantry, initiative and determination.’
Source: ‘Commonwealth Gazette’ No. 150
Date: 24 September 1918