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John Paul McGRATH

Regimental number777
Place of birthTrafalgar Victoria
Other NamesDCM
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressHirstvale Road, Greenmount, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, William McGrath, Hirstvale Road, Greenmount, Queensland
Enlistment date4 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Light Horse Regiment, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/16/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 2 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

*Refers 19 April 1917.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified*

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 16 June 1917"

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30474(12 January 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76 (23 May 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 24 July 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)AIF Headquarters

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in pluckily rescuing from an exposed position under fire a Hotchkiss rifle after the whole of its team had been killed or wounded. His fearlessness and determination won the admiration of all.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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