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Peter Bernard GEARY

Regimental number2833
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressNewtown, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinBrother, Thos Geary, 136 Lord Street, Newtown, New South Wales
Enlistment date22 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 25 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 2 March 1918

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the attack West of BELLENGLISE on 18th September, 1918. His section suffered heavy casualties during an enemy barrage and became isolated. Although wounded this N.C.O. rallied his men and led them forward until so badly wounded a second time that he was unable to proceed. His conduct was an admirable example to the men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

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

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