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Patrick Joseph MOLLOY

Regimental number1550
Place of birthDublin Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarm labourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinJohn Molloy, Coolgreany, Wrexford, Ireland
Enlistment date3 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 8 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 June 1918
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialWarloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot VI, Row G, Grave No. 4), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Rachel MOLLOY, Collgreany, Wexford, Ireland

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and keen initiative near WARNETON on the 13th March, 1918. This N.C.O. was of great assistance to his Officer in accounting for 3 of the enemy who had previously been observed in No Man's Land. He crawled out in company with Lieutenant GRAHAM to secure identifications and discover what had happened to the enemy party. Seeing movement in a shell hole Corporal MOLLOY rushed the place, wrestled with the enemy who was armed with 2 rifles, S.A.A. and bombs and succeeded in capturing him. This cool act of courage in broad daylight, when identifications were urgently required was of great value and set a fine example to his comrades. Corporal MOLLOY as Scout N.C.O. has on many occasions rendered most valuable service to his Battalion.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 173
Date: 7 November 1918

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

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