Regimental number6268
OccupationTelephone mechanic
Address'Rawe', Princess Avenue, East Caulfield, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinWife, Mrs Fanny O'Sullivan, 'Rawe', Princess Avenue, East Caulfield, Victoria
Enlistment date20 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 4, Head-Quarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Corporal
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Corps Signal Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (Altered from Distinguished Conduct Medal)

Recommendation date: "2, 7 and 25 June 1917

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).
Recommendation date: 22 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919

Military Medal

'This N.C.O. has repeatedly displayed great gallantry and devotion to duty. On the night of the 20th April 1917 at NORIEUL he and a linesman went out, under very heavy shell fire, to replace telephone lines. The linesman was severely wounded and this N.C.O. rendered "first aid" and restored communication single-handed. he returned to his Brigade Headquarters got a stretcher party, and assisted in carrying the wounded man to the dressisng station.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal