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Garnet Francis MALLEY

Regimental number5883
Date of birth--/11/1869
Place of birthCumberland New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMechanic
Address'Elowera', Harbor Street, Mosman, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, F Malley, 'Elowera', Harbor Street, Mosman, New South Wales
Enlistment date12 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Reinforcement 12
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: FLY 71 Sqn
Promotion date: 9 October 1917

Lieutenant


Unit: 4 Sqn
Promotion date: 9 January 1918

Captain


Unit: FLY Sqn 4
Promotion date: 26 March 1918


Unit: FLY Sqn 5

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 31 March 1918

FateReturned to Australia 6 May 1919
Medals

Air Force Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When on offensive and low-flying patrol he attacked one of two hostile scouts, which eventually turned over and fell out of control, being seen to crash by another pilot. Later, a general engagement ensued with four enemy scouts, one of which he attacked, with the result that it fell completely out of control and crashed. Prior to this occasion he had also shot down out of control another hostile machine. His courage and able leadership have resulted in his patrol carrying out excellent work under most adverse conditions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When on offensive and low-flying patrol he attacked one of two hostile scouts, which eventually turned over and fell out of control, being seen to crash by another pilot. Later, a general engagements ensued with four enemy scouts, one of which he attacked, with the result that it fell completely out of control and crashed. Prior to this occasion he had also shot down out of control another hostile machine. His courage and able leadership have resulted in his patrol carrying out excellent work under most adverse conditions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: 6428 Pte Roy Neville MALLEY, 8th Training Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, returned to Australia, 12 April 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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