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Bernard Martin GREENAWAY

Regimental number6805
Place of birthTaree New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMotor driver
AddressNambucca River, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Greenaway, Mackswell Nambucca River, New South Wales
Enlistment date30 April 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 16 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Work at Mont St. Quentin on 31 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 7 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 20 December 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'On 31st August 1918, as his section was being led in an attack against an enemy machine gun post which was enfilading the battalion, on MONT ST. QUENTIN, near PERONNE, his section commander and all the lewis gun crew were killed. With splendid bravery he secured the gun and went on alone under fire to a position where he could engage more favourably the enemy post, which he eventually did, putting the gun out of action by killing the gunner and causing the remainder to abandon it.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

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