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Samuel O'DONNELL

Regimental number5162
Place of birthBendigo Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressEpsom, Bendigo, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Mr D O'Donnell, Epsom, Bendigo, Victoria
Enlistment date16 November 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 1 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Work on the Menin Road.'
Recommendation date: 26 September 1917

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Medal

'This N.C.O. was controlling the traffic from the CULVERT to HOOGE. On the day in question the MENIN Road between these points was heavily shelled. Through his energy, coolness and utter disregard of personal danger he controlled the traffic on the road (traffic at all times being exceptionally heavy) and materially assisted in expediting the evacuation of the wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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