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Gregory Doyle GORRY

Regimental number1046
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationRubber worker
AddressBayview Hotel, Kensington Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Michael Gorry, Bayview Hotel, Kensington Victoria
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Battery 5
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A9 Shropshire on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

MM (Immediate)


Recommendation date: 8 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 24 September 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'On the night of 29th/30th September 1917, when the 49th Battery was moving to occupy a forward position Eat of the ESTHOEK RIDGE near YPRES, the gun position and vicinity were subjected to very heavy hostile fire from 5.9" and 8" Hows just as the guns had arrived. A number of casualties occurred, one of the Battery Officers being wounded, No. 1046 Sergeant G.D. GORRY, 49th Battery, showing utter disregard of personal safety, after getting the teams away, assisted in the removal of the wounded, and was instrumental in preventing further casualties to personnel horses and equipment. His splendid example in a difficult situation is deserving of special recognition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Date of death5 February 1963
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery

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