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Alban Peter O'MALLEY

Regimental number11381
Place of birthNarrandera New South Wales
Other NamesAlbon Peter
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressNarrandera, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, P O'Malley, Narrandera, New South Wales
Enlistment date4 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Reinforcement 14
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT RMS Osterley on 15 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'On the morning of the 29th September, 1918, the 117th Infantry Regiment (American) attacked East and South of BELLICOURT near ST QUENTIN CANAL. Owing to heavy traffic and shelling the telephone wires were cut and communication with the 59th American Infantry Brigade practically ceased. Sergeant O'MALLEY and Gunner WILKSCH immediately went forward and patrolled and repaired the lines, and worked continuously on them during that day and the next night. Their work was done so well that they were at times the only avenue of communication available to the 59th American Brigade. They worked conscientiously and energetically with the sole object of opening up another avenue of communication for the Brigade, at a period when accurate information was not forthcoming. They set a fine example of dvotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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