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Thomas Leonard HOLLOWAY

Regimental number578
Place of birthCasino New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressCasino, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Thomas Holloway, Casino, New South Wales
Enlistment date9 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name42nd Battalion, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll42nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


Refers 31 July 1917.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 18 October 1917

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of a Lewis gun section. When his officer was wounded he led his platoon with great dash and determination, overcoming all opposition and inflicting heavy casualties on the enemy. With his Lewis gun he dispersed a hostile counter attack, and by the courage and initiative which he displayed until he was severely wounded very largely contributed to the defeat of the enemy.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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