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Regimental number1468
Place of birthWellington, New Zealand
ReligionRoman Catholic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation41
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ann Fraser, 1199 Stirling Street, Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date19 November 1914
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 22 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 3 September 1916

FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1917

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He carried out several daring patrols, with great courage and ability, obtaining most valuable information. Later, he led a patrol close to the enemy trenches and remained there throughout the night.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

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