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Simon Fahey PORTER

Place of birthMackay Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSchool teacher
AddressHotel Metropole, Mount Morgan, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinSister, Mrs A M Dibble, 460 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date1 September 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name15th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 31 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 25 November 1918
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialBrookwood Military Cemetery (Plot IV, Row J, Grave No. 22), Surrey, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Mary PORTER. Native of Eton, Queensland

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He was in command of a company during an attack, and led his men with splendid courage and coolness to the final objective. He consolidated the captured position most skilfully, and his cheerful bearing and fearlessness were a splendid example to his men throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 120
Date: 7 August 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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