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Regimental number1159
Place of birthGulgong New South Wales
OccupationTramway Department
AddressHerbert Street, Gulgong, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, John Murn, Herbert Street, Gulgong, New South Wales
Enlistment date11 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Work at Chuignes from 22-26 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: 31 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 27 May 1919

Military Medal

'At CHUIGNES, FRANCE, for period 22nd/26th August, 1918 for conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty. During the enemy retirement he was constantly employed on reconnaissance patrol work, and was keen in his efforts to locate the enemy. His bravery, skill and devotion are beyond praise. The knowledge he gained by vigorous patrol work considerably helped his Company to obtain their objectives.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

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

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