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Regimental number1654
Place of birthDonegal, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinMother, Mrs Maggie Gallagher, Lower Dore Street, Bunbeg, Co Donegal, Ireland
Enlistment date26 October 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name49th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/66/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Hawkes Bay on 20 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 9 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 11 December 1918

Military Medal

'This Non Commissioned Officer in the operations North East of NOREUIL on April 5th, 1917 did excellent work in directing and supervising work of consolidation. Although wounded and suffering intense pain, he continued his work under very heavy fire until wounded again more seriously.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174
Date: 11 October 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GALLAGHER Fred

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