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William Henry HOGAN

Regimental number1550
Place of birthBurwood New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationHorse driver
AddressCondar Street, Burwood
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Amelia Hogan, Condar Street, Burwood
Enlistment date16 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 6 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 19 June 1919

Military Medal

'During the attack on 11th August 1918, against RAINECOURT, East of AMIENS, this man displayed exceptional courage in cutting off a party of retreating enemy. After the objective had been reached he noticed four of the enemy vacate a post and retire to another position. Without rushing the position from the flank, completely surprised the enemy. With his bayonet he wounded two of the enemy whom he took prisoner, the remainder effecting their escape. By this gallant act he set a noble example to his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

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

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