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Regimental number2370
Place of birthAuckland New Zealand
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressAuckland, New Zealand
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, Daniel Holland, Auckland, Nw Zealand
Enlistment date22 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 13 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty near Noreuil when he was successful in repelling an enemy advance by consistent fire with the lewis Gun.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 4 January 1919

Military Medal

'On the 26th March near NOREUIL this N.C.O. advanced from the post which had been established on the Left of our new line, with a Lewis gun, to a position which enabled him to stop an advance in short rushes by the enemy. he fought his gun with coolness and inflicted severe losses on the enemy until his gun was put out of action by shell fire, and he himself wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174
Date: 11 October 1917

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