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Regimental number6402
Place of birthKoroit Vic
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarm hand
AddressKoroit, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs M A Healey, Koroit, Victoria
Enlistment date15 August 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 11 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Division Train
FateReturned to Australia 5 July 1919

Military Medal

'During the operations south of PASSCHENDAELE on 26th October, 1917 he was one of the Infantry carrying party attached to the Engineers for the construction of a strong point in the final objective. Throughout the operations he displayed the greatest resourcefulness, courage and devotion to duty. His work throughout the day was of the greatest assistance in achieving the completion of a valuable defensive work and set a great example to all around him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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