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William John GALVIN

Regimental number2378
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address114 Rose Terrace, Paddington, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinAunt, Mrs M Smith, 114 Rose Terrace, Paddington, New South Wales
Enlistment date29 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 20 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 3 September 1916

FateReturned to Australia 6 January 1919

Military Medal

volunteered to remain at the head of an advanced observation sap, notwithstanding three men had been killed or wounded there in quick succession by the terrific shell fire. He reconnoitred in No Man's Land and on two occasions made valuable reports on the enemy's position.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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