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Lewis C Mudie

Private

10th Field Ambulance

Killed In Action (KIA) Killed In Action

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Military Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Fraxinus Pennsylvanica
  • Planted By: D. Williams
  • Plaque: 1637

Additional Info

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Biography

Lewis Charles Mudie was born in and lived in Ballarat. He enlisted on 17th July 1915. He was 21 years old, single and a grocer. He joined the 2nd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, with Regimental No. 12349. Later he transferred to 10th Field Ambulance. He was killed in action on 13th October 1917 at Zonnebeke Road, is buried in Ypres Reservoir Cemetery, Belgium

'On the night 7th/8th June, 1917, at PLOEGSTEERT WOOD, Private MUDIE displayed great gallantry and determination in making several trips as a stretcher bearer between a Regimental Aid Post and the Advanced Dressing Station and was conspicuous for his coolness under heavy fire. on a previous occasion he showed extreme devotion to duty in assisting to carry a wounded man from HYDE PARK CORNER, D.C.P. to the Advanced Dressing Station, CHARING CROSS, under heavy shell fire. On the same night assisted by Private FARNSWORTH he brought a severely wounded comrade from R.A.P. to the Advanced Dressing Station, passing through a heavy enemy barrage. His conduct throughout has been characterised by great determination and an invincible resolve to perform his duty irrespective of any risk to himself.'
Tree No. 1637

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour