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John O'GRADY

Regimental number2006
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLinesman
AddressMerringundah, Cumberland, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, T O'Grady, Merringundah, Cumberland, New South Wales
Enlistment date18 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 13 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Sergeant Major
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Courage, devotion to duty and skill in handling Lewis machine gun.' (Boursies 15 April 1917).
Recommendation date: 23 April 1917

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Medal

'During the attack on BOURSIES on 1tth April 1917 Sgt. O'GRADY pushed out a Lewis Machine Gun on to the exposed left flank and suceeded by his section in holding up a dangerous attack. He showed great courage and devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death29 June 1955
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis

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