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Stanley Hilton McNAMARA

Regimental number7722
Place of birthArmidale New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationHospital attendant
AddressMetz, via Armidale, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Edward McNamara, Metz, via Armidale, New South Wales
Previous military service33rd Infantry
Enlistment date14 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentBombardier
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 5, Brigade Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 18 November 1915
Date of death19 January 1920
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialWaverley Cemetery, Sydney, New South Wales
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Near ZONNEBEKE (east of YPRES) on 26th October, 1917, Sapper McNAMARA laid and maintained a ground line to the forward observation station. He personally attended this communication for a period of 17 hours undr very heavy enemy shell fire, and his gallant work on this occasion contributed greatly towards the success of the operation. He set a splendid example throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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