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Austin LENNON

Date of birth29 April 1891
Place of birthTownsville, Queensland
SchoolCentral State School, Townsville, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationClerk
AddressHudson Road, Wooloowin, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Mr William Lennon, Hudson Road, Wooloowin, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date23 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name25th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT Wandilla on 31 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularJoined the Bank of New South Wales, Brisbane branch, 13 Auguust 1908. transferred to Warwick branch, June 1910; promoted ledger-keeper, July 1911; to Toowoomba branch, July 1912; to Roma branch (as teller), November 1914.
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry during operations. He brought his trench mortars up to the captured trenches under very difficult circumstances, organized the defence of 40 yards of trench, and by the skilful use of his mortars, assisted to repulse the enemy counter attack.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Sources'Bank of New South Wales Roll of Honour' (Sydney, 1921), p. 229.

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