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Charles Boundy McINROY

Regimental number1990
Place of birthBeveridge Victoria
AddressCobram, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, W Mclnroy, Cobram, Victoria
Enlistment date21 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 13 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Quartermaster Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Recommendation date: "5 October 1917

Meritorious Service Medal (Altered from Distinguished Conduct Medal)

Recommendation date: 22 September 1918"

FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance

Meritorious Service Medal

'This N.C.O. has been with the Battalion during the period 25th February, 1918 to night of 16th/17th September, 1918, and has acted in the capacity of Company Quartermaster Sergeant, carrying out the duties of that appointment in an extremely satisfactory manner. He has at all times whilst this Unit was in the line made two trips a day with the rations for his Company going right to forward positions, to ensure that the food of the Company was reaching its destination, and to assist in its distribution to various outlying posts. At times this has entailed passing through heavy fire, both artillery and Machine Gun. He has at all times and especially in 'hot' moments shown himself a fearless and capable soldier, and I strongly recommend that he be awarded the Meritorious Service Medal.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other detailsMedals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death2 February 1968

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