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John James O'MEARA

Regimental number6099
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressMatong, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, John Joseph O'Meara, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
Enlistment date4 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 31 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: "8 July 1918

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 30 July 1918"

FateReturned to Australia 25 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During an attempted enemy raid he leaped on to the parapet and bombed the enemy back. He was severely wounded, but continued to inflict many casualties with his bombs until the block in the trench was re-established. His courage and promptitude were of the greatest value.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Date of death29 November 1968

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