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Patrick John FOGARTY

Regimental number3095
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationRailway clerk
AddressNortham, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Cornelius John Fogarty, 16 Forrest Street, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Enlistment date7 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentSignaller PTE
Unit name28th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 18 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the attack East of FRAMERVILLE, near AMIENS, on the morning of the 11th August 1918, these two signallers [FOGARTY and 6547 Charles COLEMAN] passed through a gap in the line during the mist, and came upon an enemy strong point while carrying their rifles slung. They at once dropped their signalling gear and attacked the post. capturing 12 prisoners and 4 machine guns. After handing over their prisoners, they returned and completed the task upon which they set out.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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