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Maurice Thomas McDONALD

Regimental number3134
Place of birthHughenden Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationPrinter
AddressBunda Street, Cairns, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Barrett, Bunda Street, Cairns, Queensland
Enlistment date9 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 5 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 12 December 1916

FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At GUEUDECOURT about 10.30 p.m. on 2nd November, 1916 a heavy shell exploded near the gun emplacement blowing the gun into "No Man's Land" and burying the N.C.O. On being dug out although much shaken he searched for the gun and eventually located it at 5.30 a.m. in "No Man's Land". In full view of the enemy and under continual sniping he brought the gun back in a damaged condition from the shell hole 20 yards in front of our parapet.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 116
Date: 25 July 1917

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