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Albert John McMAHON

Regimental number234
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address32 Allin Street, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret McMahon, 32 Allin Street, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date30 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry as a member of a rifle generade section which attacked several enemy strong points with marked success during operations at Lagnicourt.'
Recommendation date: 25 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 18 December 1918

Military Medal

'These men [McMAHON, 5331 G.E. ELLIOTT, 5301 T.P. BOURKE, and 2336 S.R. BOND] are members of a rifle grenade section which did excellent work during the operations on 15th April at LAGNICOURT. The section was advancing through the village when a strong point was discovered in the right of the village Q a trench about 20 yards long. They attacked the strong point vigorously and caused the garrison of 25 to surrender. Continuing the advance along a sunken road on the right of the village they came upon a number of the enemy strongly entrenched on a ridge. They immediately attacked the position with rifle greandes, inflicting severe casualties on the enemy and caused the remaining 27 to surrender.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Date of death17 November 1968
Place of burialRookwood Crematorium

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