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With the Machine Gunners in France and Palestine

Private F. A. Stade

Private F. A. Stade.

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During the advance on Biefvillers on 24th August, 1918, he led his pack mule through heavy shell and machine gun fire to replenish the ammunition of his subsection at a critical period. Again at Havrincourt Wood on 3rd September he brought up his pack mules three times through heavy shell fire with ammunition, retiring each time to replenish his load. His gallant conduct was most marked on each occasion.