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Regimental number999
Place of birthAyr Scotland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFitter's labourer
AddressYork Road, Bellevue, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation38
Next of kinWife, Mrs Jane Ann Molloy, York Road, Bellevue, Western Australia
Enlistment date11 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 29 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Victoria Cross

'Outstanding gallantry in constantly carrying out rescue work under heavy shell fire.' (Pozieres).
Recommendation date: 16 August 1916

FateReturned to Australia 28 February 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Western Australia Garden of Remembrance

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry during operations. He showed an utter contempt of danger when rescuing the wounded, and supplied them with water from the waterbottles of the dead. He carried many wounded men back to the trenches.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

Date of death18 September 1931

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