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Edward HAYES

Regimental number34A
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationChemist
AddressMoonee Ponds, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, E Hayes, Holmes Road, Moonee Ponds, Victoria
Enlistment date12 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameNo 1 Australian General Hospital
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board A62 Wandilla on 25 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll34
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 31 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On 12th October, 1917, East of YPRES, this N.C.O. was conspicuous for his gallantry and great devotion to duty. He acted as quartermaster in an Advanced Post and it was largely due to his unremitting efforts, under heavy shell fire and in very severe weather conditions, that all the Posts were kept supplied with necessities. on many occasions, he acted as stretcher bearer under heavy shell fire, although this was not a part of his duties, and brought in severely wounded men to his Post. His example throughout was most inspiring to his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

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

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