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Regimental number1130
Place of birthRedesdale Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressGolden Square, Bendigo, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Dack, Golden Square, Bendigo, Victoria
Enlistment date24 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 29 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Trench Mortar Battery
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Valuable services in conducting carrying parties, setting splendid example under fire and ability. (Pozieres)'
Recommendation date: 16 August 1916

FateDied of wounds 12 March 1917
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialDernacourt Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot VI, Row D, Grave No. I), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Mrs Eliza DACK (formerly MCAULIFFE), Elm Street, Golden Square, Victoria, and the late Cornelius MCAULIFFE. Native of Readsdale, Victoria

Military Medal

'It was by his efforts that the Stokes Mortars were kept supplied with ammunition during the attack on POZIERES RIDGE on 4th/5th August, 1916. He conducted carrying parties, set a splendid example and showsed ability in getting a number of carrying parties through heavy shell fire, up to the German trenches, where the Mortars had been established.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

MM Bar

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

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