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William O'LOUGHLIN

Regimental number3911
ReligionRoman Catholic
Occupation...
AddressMorchard, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs A O'Loughlin, Morchard, South Australia
Enlistment dateNO ENTRY
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on 22 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 28 February 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the advance on the BLUE LINE on the 10th August 1918, when our flank was temporarily held up by very heavy rifle and machine gun fire, out in front of the main body. Captain GRIFFIN, of this Battalion, was severely wounded in the head and was lying in a shell-hole some distance ahead of the main body...Though the intervening space was swept with rifle and machine gun fire Lance Corporal O'LOUGHLIN, without hesitation, volunteered for the extremely hazardous taks of bringing in this officer. With much difficulty and great personal risk he succeeded in getting the wounded officer back to safety. By his prompt action he undoubtedly saved this officer's life.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death29 January 1957
Place of burialWest Terrace Cemetery

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