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Date of birth1 April 1889
Place of birthKerry Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationPolice constable
AddressInglewood, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs Catherine Kissane, Kilcox, Lissleton Cross, County Kerry, Ireland
Enlistment date2 September 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 11
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/16/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Machine Gun Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: 11th Bde MG Coy
Promotion date: 24 March 1916


Unit: 11th Bde MG Coy
Promotion date: 1 November 1916

FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous galantry and devotion to duty when in charge of the company transport establishing a large ammunition dump just behind the forward barrage position. He successfully maintained the supply of ammunition during a critical period despite heavy fire and most difficult conditions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 150
Date: 24 September 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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