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Arthur Hugh MAHON

Date of birth10 January 1895
Place of birthRichmond Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationStudent
Address56 Stanhope Street, Malvern, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Hon. Hugh Mahon, MHR, 56 Stanhope Street, Malvern, Victoria
Enlistment date21 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Reinforcement 16
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Division Artillery
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Lieutenant


Unit: 5th Division Artillery
Promotion date: 1 December 1917

FateReturned to Australia 22 May 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry as forward observation officer during an attack. He accompanied the infantry in the advance, and succeeded in establishing and maintaining telephonic communication with his battery. At one time he daringly pushed forward well in advance of the infantry, to observe. He successfully fired on several targets, greatly helping the advance, and sent back much valuable information.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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