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Michael Joseph MALONE

Regimental number2190
Place of birthPort Pirie, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressEliza Street, Gilberton, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22.5
Height5' 9.25"
Weight139 lbs
Next of kinFather, James Malone, Eliza Street, Gilberton, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date31 May 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 21 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 26 January 1919

FateReturned to Australia 28 February 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis

Military Medal

'This N.C.O. has performed consistently good work over a long period. He has worked untiringly throughout all the recent operations in keeping up communications between his Company and battalion Headquarters. During the operations at GRANDCOURT, east of AMIENS, on 3rd October, 1918, Lance Corporal MALONE showed very high courage, resource, and devotion to duty in his capacity as N.C.O. in charge of 'B' Company Signallers. He was directly instrumental in keeping up communication with Battalion Headquarters; each time the lines were cut he went out personally, frequently through heavy barrages. When broken wires prevented telephonic communication, he organised a system of runners, and successfully kept touch until repairs were executed. Also during the operations at MORLANCOURT on 10th June, 1918, this N.C.O. did very conspicuous work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

Discharge date5 June 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3124 Pte Anthony James Lawrence MALONE, 10th Bn, killed in action, 25 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board Ht 'Anchises', 28 February 1919; disembarked, Adelaide, 11 April 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 5 June 1919.

War service: 4 years 6 days (of which 3 years 205 days were abroad)

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death29 January 1978
Age at death85
Place of burialBarmera Cemetery, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, MALONE Michael Joseph

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