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Jack Ambrose McGANN

Regimental number736
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCarpenter
Address89 Barkly Street, West Brunswick, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMrs. E. McGann, 89 Barkly Street, West Brunswick, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date14 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D sailed on two ships, HMAT A62 Wandilla, 9th November 1915 from Melbourne, and HMAT A41 Bakara, 5 November 1915, from Melbourne. It is not possible to tell from the Embarkation Roll on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D sailed on two ships, HMAT A62 Wandilla, 9th November 1915 from Melbourne, and HMAT A41 Bakara, 5 November 1915, from Melbourne. It is not possible to tell from the Embarkation Roll on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations of 29th and 30th September and 1st October this soldier was employed as a runner with the Officer acting as Liaison Officer between Battalions. Throughout he displayed a courage and resource of a very high order in face of very heavy artillery and machine gun fire. Being instructed to obtain the dispositions of the [?] Battalion for the information of a flanking Battalion he went forward and by personal observation marked off the dispositions and returned with the information. His initiative and resource throughout the whole operation contributed materially to their success.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

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