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Regimental number5611
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWool washer
AddressRolfe Street, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinWife, Mrs Violet McFadyen, Rolfe Street, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date27 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 9 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Division Traffic Control Detachment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (Altered from Meritorious Service Medal)

'Work from 8 August to 4 September 1918, especially on 8 August 1918 at Warfusse.'
Recommendation date: 10 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 5 July 1919

Military Medal

'This N.C.O. has shown remarkable coolness, energy and devotion to duty during active operations from 8th August, 1918 to 4th September, 1918 under frequent heavy shell fire. On the 8th August 1918 at WARFUSEE the town was heavily shelled, Corporal McFADYEN organised the traffic during the shelling in such a way which avoided any congestion and thereby materially assisted in the bringing up of Guns and Ammunition. He always renders gallant and devoted service.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 75
Date: 17 June 1919

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