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Regimental number548
Place of birthNorth Head Canada
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs O'Donnell, North Head, Grand Manan New Brunswick, Canada
Enlistment date14 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 10 August 1916

FateReturned to Australia 15 February 1918

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry. When the sap was blocked he led up his platoon to the firing line across the open under heavy shell fire, and showed great coolness and courage in helping to consolidate and hold the line under trying circumstances.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

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