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Albert Louis FOLEY

Regimental number2637
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressRoyal Melbourne Golf Club, Sandringham, Victoria
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation43
Next of kinSon, Leonard Foleye c/o J Smith, Garnett Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll7984
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'For gallant work as Battalion messenger for five days under heavy fire, also for excellent service as guide (Pozieres).'
Recommendation date: 9 August 1916

Military Medal

Conspicuous gallantry and endurance as runner and guide throughout operations. (Pozieres)
Recommendation date: 4 September 1916

FateReturned to Australia 20 October 1918

Military Medal

'These soldiers [FOLEY, 502 F. BROWN, 2275 W. JACKSON, 2665 W.J. HOOPER] distinguished themselves by conspicuous gallantry and endurance as runners and guides throughout the POZIERES operations on 26th August, 1916. They carried their messages without delay, regardless of the nature of the fire to be traversed, and by the shortest routes. Their work has been most valuable in maintaining communication between the Companeis and Headquarters.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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