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Patrick O'GRADY

Regimental number5893
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressClarence River, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinSister, Miss Alice O'Grady, Ulmarra, Clarence River, New South Wales
Enlistment date15 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A36 Boonah on 21 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Work at Vauvillers on 9 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: 15 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 6 November 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'During the attack against the enemy positions at VAUVILLERS, near AMIENS, on the afternoon of the 9th August 1918, this man was acting as a stretcher bearer. He worked all day in the open under heavy machine gun and shell fire, bringing in wounded. Again on the morning of the 10th August, during another attack, he worked continuously under heavy machine gun fire, bringing in wounded, and would not cease until all the casualties, which were fairly heavy, were brought in. he volunteered for and went out with another man twice during daylight, almost up to enemy posts, to bring in two wounded men who had got ahead of the attack. He was fired at all the way, and had to crawl almost the whole time. Still the wounded were brought in.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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