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Charles James MOONEY

Regimental number11891
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationAuctioneer and stock salesman
AddressGulargambone, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ida Mary Mooney, Mononia, Gulargambone, New South Wales
Enlistment date27 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit nameField Ambulance 9, Section B
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/52/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 2 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollStaff Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll34th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 August 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'This Non Commissioned Officer has served with this Unit since its formation. Although a Nursing Duties Sergeant he has frequently filled most admirably the position of General Duties Sergeant. Throughout the last operations on the SOMME in particular, his remarkable skill and ability in establishing and conducting Dressing Stations under the most adverse conditions, and frequently under fire have been of the greatest assistance in the treatment and evacuation of wounded. His cheerfulness, coolness and skill have won for him the highest respect of all ranks, while his personal bearing and conduct as an Non Commissioned Officer have been admirable. As a Nursing Duties Sergeant he has at all times displayed the greatest keenness and zeal, and has never spared himself in any way that his patients might be comfortable and thoroughly looked after.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death31 March 1961
Place of burialWoronora Cemetery

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