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Vivian MULRONEY

Regimental number3534
Place of birthLondon England
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
AddressUngarie, Wyalong, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, H H Mulroney, c/o Thos. Cook and Sons, Bombay, India
Enlistment date21 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit name1st Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd and 3rd Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 19 February 1915
34 Other Ranks embarked at Sydney, New South Wales, on HMAT A54 'Runic', 19 February 1915; 1 Officer and 17 Other Ranks embarked at Sydney, New South Wales, on HMAT A1 'Hymettus', 8 February 1915; 1 Officer and 17 Other Ranks embarked at Melbourne, Victoria, on HMAT A1 'Hymettus', 2 February 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A1 Hymettus on 8 February 1915
34 Other Ranks embarked at Sydney, New South Wales, on HMAT A54 'Runic', 19 February 1915; 1 Officer and 17 Other Ranks embarked at Sydney, New South Wales, on HMAT A1 'Hymettus', 8 February 1915; 1 Officer and 17 Other Ranks embarked at Melbourne, Victoria, on HMAT A1 'Hymettus', 2 February 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A1 Hymettus on 2 February 1915
34 Other Ranks embarked at Sydney, New South Wales, on HMAT A54 'Runic', 19 February 1915; 1 Officer and 17 Other Ranks embarked at Sydney, New South Wales, on HMAT A1 'Hymettus', 8 February 1915; 1 Officer and 17 Other Ranks embarked at Melbourne, Victoria, on HMAT A1 'Hymettus', 2 February 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


'For bravery and devotion to duty at Moolenacker on 29 May 1918.'
Recommendation date: 5 June 1918

FateDischarged 5 November 1918
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous courage and devotion in charge of his section in action. A premature explosion occurred, and two men working at the gun were seriously wounded, and fire was set to a dump of ammunition, which was in danger of being blown up at any moment. He immediately rushed forward to the gun position, over ground in full view of the enemy and continually swept by machine gun fire, and, with the assistance a N.C.O., attended to the wounded men, and carried them back to a point whence they could be removed to a dressing station. He then returned and succeeded in saving a dump of ammunition from destruction. He showed fine courage and contempt for danger throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

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

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