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Regimental number6553
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressMidland Junction, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs B O'Loughlin, North Street, Midland Junction, Western Australia
Enlistment date19 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 10 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For particularly gallant work at Mont de Merris near Strazeele on night of 2-3 June 1918.'
Recommendation date: 9 June 1918

FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in putting out of action an enemy machine gun during an attack. On the first objective being reached, this gun opened fire on our troops, who were digging in. He rushed forward, bayoneted the gunner, and captured the gun. A splendid performance.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

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