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Regimental number131
Place of birthCo Fermanagh, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationDrapery salesman
AddressCorradurun, Chiswick, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinT. Maguire, Decrylister PO, Co Fermanagh, Ireland
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentRandwick, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 September 1918

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He maintained his position against a determined enemy attack. He set a splendid example of courage and determination.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Bar to Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and dash in an operation against an enemy position. When his platoon was subjected to heavy machine gun fire from a flank, he organized a small party, and attacked the post with bombs, capturing the gun and two prisoners. Later he led a patrol forward, and with rifle fire and bombs dispersed an enemy party which was forming up to attack. Throughout the action he displayed brilliant courage and leadership.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

Date of death13 August 1951
Place of burialMacquarie Park Cemetery

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