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Edward Michael NEYLAN

Date of birth7 July 1896
Place of birthBraidwood New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSoldier
AddressSherwood, Micalong, Tumut, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs C Neylan, Sherwood, Micalong, Tumut, New South Wales
Previous military serviceR M College
Enlistment date4 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentLT (PROV)
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 7, Battery 27
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/35/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Division Artillery
Promotions

Captain


Unit: 3rd Division Artillery
Promotion date: 1 September 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 11 June 1917

FateReturned to Australia 4 July 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. With great gallantry, and at considerable personal risk, he twice extinguished fires which had been caused in his ammunition dumps by enemy shell fire, saving guns and material from damage, and showing a fine example under very trying circumstances. He afterwards established a forward observation post 800 yards in front of our new line, from which he transmitted useful information at great personal risk.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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