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Thomas MURNANE

Regimental number2044
Place of birthWarnambool Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressTimboon, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, William Murnane, Timboon, Victoria
Enlistment date20 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name60th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/77/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations West of BELLENGLISE on 18th/19th September, 1918. for valuable and courageous work during exploitation of final objective. When his Company was held up by machine gun fire he dashed out with his gun to a flank and taking up an exposed position covered the advance to sunken road. Later he greatly assisted in collecting prisoners and carrying up supplies. He did very good work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 2234 Pte James MURNANE, 46th Bn, returned to Australia, 8 November 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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