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James Hartley MORGAN

Regimental number625
Place of birthArarat Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSleeper cutter
AddressBennett Street, Railway Crossing, North Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Katherine Morgan, Bennett Street, Railway Crossing, North Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date26 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 1 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'Showed conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty while in action near ZONNEBEKE on 26th September, 1917. This man took charge of a section after his section commander had been wounded and showed great skill and leadership throughout. After the objective was gained and consolidated he did some excellent patrol work and obtained very useful iformation regarding the enemy's dispositions on our front and gave early information of intended enemy counter attacks.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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