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Regimental number5709
Place of birthLouth New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressLouth, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Knight, Louth, New South Wales
Enlistment date4 November 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 3 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Refers 29-30 September 1918.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For great gallantry and devotion to duty. During an attack on the village of Bony, on 30 September several bombing parties were held up by heavy fire. He with his Lewis gun section, worked forward to a suitable position. He then placed his gun in position, and proceeded, with another non-commissioned officer, to push forward and reconnoitre the enemy position.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 42
Date: 20 May 1920

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