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Edward McMAHON

Regimental number2161
Place of birthHillgrove New South Wales
OccupationElectrical assistant
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Alice McMahon, Vivian Street, Boulder City, Western Australia
Enlistment date2 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


Recommendation date: 16 January 1919

FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'Is brought to notice for his work during the period September 17th 1918 to December 31st 1918. For over three years he has been Band-Master of the Regimental Band, and as such has rendered most invaluable service; his untiring efforts to keep his men up to a high standard and the results achieved there from are a big factor in the corresponding high state of discipline and contentment of the Battalion as a whole. during March - April 1918 at HEBUTERNE when the Battalion was "up against" the enemy Sergeant McMAHON used his Band as Ration, Ammunition, and stretcher bearer parties, he himself being always at their head; this work very greatly relieved the strain on the Line men. His work, personality and recognition of duty have in every respect been of a high standard and his Comrades appreciate him as one well worthy of recognition, and he is recommended accordingly.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

Other detailsMedals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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