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Timothy GORMAN

Regimental number160
Place of birthRochester Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Address137 Fenwick Street, North Carlton
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinDaniel Gorman, 137 Fenwick Street, North Carlton
Enlistment date6 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 14 October 1917

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 24 May 1918

Distinguished Conduct Medal (Altered to Bar to Military Medal)


Recommendation date: 27 May 1918

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the attack on VILLE-SUR-ANCRE near ALBERT on the morning of 19th May, 1918. With his Lewis Gun he engaged and silenced two enemy Machine guns which were causing great trouble on the left flank of the attack, and by using the Lewis Gun from the hip he kept down both rifle and Machine Gun fire, thereby inspiring the remainder of his Company, who at this time had their flank exposed. On reaching the objective he emplaced his gun on this exposed flank and kept it in action, thus securing the position while our line was established. During the whole of the attack Lance Corporal GORMAN displayed great coolness and initiative.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

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