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Andrew Aloysius MADDEN

Regimental number5362
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address6 Daphne Street, Botany, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mabel Madden, 6 Daphne Street, Botany, New South Wales
Enlistment date13 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 22 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919

Military Medal

'Near WESTHOEK on 20th September 1917 he was one of the party which captured ANZAC and GARTER Point. Later he repeatedly carried messages under fire between two separated posts in our line. Although not a Lewis Gunner he attached himself to a gun crew which had been badly knocked about and gave a great amount of assistance in keeping the gun in action. He showed great coolness and steadiness under shell fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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