Michael NOLAN

Regimental number4228
Place of birthChristchurch New Zealand
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressOtago, New Zealand
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Nolan, 'Moonlight' via Palmerston South, Otago, New Zealand
Enlistment date15 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentActing Corporal
Unit name20th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 11 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'During the morning of 8th August, 1918 east of VILLERS BRETONNEUX, near AMIENS, on his section becoming separated from the Section Commander Private NOLAN at once took charge, and single handed rushed an enemy machine gun post on the left flank, killing two, and taking four prisoners. After mopping up the post he led his men on to their objective, the whole time using his Lewis Gun with deadly effect on the enemy.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal