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Regimental number305
Place of birthIpswich Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarm labourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMrs J Black, Manning Street, West End South Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date28 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29251 (5 August 1915); 'Commonwealth Gazette', No. 133 (28 October 1915).

FateReturned to Australia 2 December 1915

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For great gallantry on the 4th May, 1915, near Gaba Tepe (Dardanelles). He volunteered to go out and bring in a wounded man, under heavy machine gun fire, and succeeded in carrying him to a place of safety.'
Source: 'London Gazette' No. 8858
Date: 6 September 1915

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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