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Sydney Baker McDONOUGH

Regimental number1102
ReligionMethodist
OccupationPlumber
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinThomas William McDonough, 65 Primrose Street, Moonee Ponds, Victoria
Enlistment date2 October 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name5th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1171
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll57th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 December 1918
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'C.Q.M.S. McDONOUGH was an original member of the 5th Battalion. He joined 57th Battalion on its formation in EGYPT and his work for the Battalion has at all times been of the very highest order. He has shown an untiring desire and careful forethought for the welfare of his Company and has always been dependable in any situation. He has invariably ensured the safe passage of hot food and rations to his men. He was wounded near VILLERS CARBONNEL on night 29th August whilst endeavouring to get hot food forward to his Company. His valuable service deserves recognition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

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