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Regimental number5745
Place of birthPerth Western Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationElectrician's apprentice
Address308 Baggot Road, Subiaco, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, G McMullen, 308 Baggot Road, Subiaco, Western Australia
Enlistment date9 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 15 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 16 January 1919

Military Medal

'For devotion to duty and bravery in action. On 24th April, 1918, near RIBEMONT, as a linesman during an enemy attack this soldier went out under extremely heavy enemy shell fire and gas shell attack to repair broken lines. He dispalyed remarkable courage, and worked for 4 1/2 hours continuously under the most dangerous conditions and in a gas mask, maintained communications. It was greatly due to his bravery and example of devotion to duty that important messages were able to be transmitted and touch with the flanks maintained.' His disregard for his own personal safety and his bravery under fire was greatly admired by his comrades. He has previously been mentioned in despatches for performance of good work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 1
Date: 2 January 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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