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Sydney O'HARA

Regimental number2029
Place of birthGeelong Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSheep and cattle station assistant
Addressc/o A J Hall, York Plains, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinFather, Mr S O'Hara Snr, Lara, Geelong, Victoria
Enlistment date27 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Battery 9
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Bronze Medal for Military Valour (Italian)

Recommendation date: "4 February 1917

Military Medal (Altered fron Distinguished Conduct Medal)

Recommendation date: 25 September 1917"

FateReturned to Australia 15 February 1918

Military Medal

'Near HOOGE on 20th September, 1917. Although slightly wounded 3 times prior to the day of attack remained on duty and showed splendid spirit and personal bravery in extinguishing fires around the battery, caused by the enemyUs barrage on the 20th September, 1917.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

The Bronze Medal for Military Valour (Italy)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174
Date: 11 October 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Bronze Medal for Valour (Italy), Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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