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Thomas McKEOWN

Regimental number30
Place of birthLondonderry, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSeaman
Address11 Galton Street, Liverpool, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinSister, Mrs E Carvell, 11 Galton Street, Liverpool, England
Enlistment date4 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name30th Battalion, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollRSM
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 2 October 1916

FateReturned to Australia 5 July 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He handled his machine gun with great courage and determination, repeatedly beating off enemy attacks. Later, when practically surrounded, he carried his gun back, killing two of the enemy, and again brought his gun into action.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

SourcesNAA: B2455, McKEOWN Thomas

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