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John Joseph MORIARTY

Regimental number1869
Date of birth19 June 1895
Place of birthMurwillumbah, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSchool teacher
AddressLismore, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Daniel Moriarty, Coraki, Richmond River, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the Senior Cadets; 6 months in the Sydney University Scouts.
Enlistment date11 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name41st Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/58/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A42 Boorara on 16 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll41st Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: 41st Battalion
Promotion date: 1 November 1917


Unit: 41st Battalion
Promotion date: 22 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 9
Date: 24 January 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Brisbane, 12 August 1916. Proceeded overseas to France, 24 November 1916. Appointed Lance Corporal, 12 December 1916; Corporal, 11 January 1917; Sergeant, 14 July 1917. Commissioned, 2 November 1917. Awarded Military Medal, 28 September 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Ascanius', 23 September 1919. Total war service: 1444 days.

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death8 April 1967
Age at death71

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