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James MCCORMACK

Regimental number4889
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationGroom
Address307 Skipton Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs McCormick, 307 Skipton Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Enlistment date2 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 14 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty ner Hebuterue on 11th April 1918. At daylight the enemy put down an extremely heavy barrage on our front line and supports causing dislocation of communications. This soldier acting as Battalion Headquarters Runner carried messages from headquarters to the front line under heavy shell fire showing complete disregard for his own personal safety and in addition supplied reliable personal reports of forward conditions. He has previously done fine work as a runner and no enemy fire has yet present him from delivering his messages.'

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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