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Cyril Justin McCARTHY

Regimental number3873
Place of birthRomsey Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSalesman
AddressCommonwealth Bank, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, J McCarthy, Warriono, via Colac, Victoria
Enlistment date1 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal


Refers 12-13 June 1916.
Recommendation date: 1 February 1919

Military Medal (Not awarded)


'Near Le Bridoux on the night of 12/13 June. Sergt. McCarthy was the Sergeant in command of one of the parties and was exceptionally fine in rallying that party before entering and in his work in the trench. He was very cool-headed throughout in ejecting prisoners. It was mainly through him that the heavy enemy M.G. was with difficulty got out of their trench. By his leadership and coolness he inspired the remainder of his party.'
Recommendation date: Unspecified

FateReturned to Australia 9 March 1919
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'Near LE BRIDOUX on the night of 12/13th June, Sergeant McCarthy was the Sergeant in command of one of the parties and was exceptionally fine in rallying that party before entering and in his work in the trench. He was very cool-headed throughout in ejecting prisoners. It was mainly through him that the heavy enemy M.G. was with difficulty got out of their trench. By his leadership and coolness he inspired the remainder of his party.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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