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Owen Clinton PRIOR

Regimental number3891
Place of birthPittsworth Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationClerk
AddressPittsworth, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, James Prior, Pittsworth, Queensland
Enlistment date11 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT Wandilla on 31 January 1916
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'From the formation of the Battalion in March, 1916, until January, 1917, this N.C.O. did consistent good work, especially in the heavy fighting at POZIERES and first battle of the SOMME. From January, 1917, until present time he has been Battalion Orderly Room Sergeant and his work has been very efficient. He has proved extremely zealous and conscientious, and rendered valuable assistance in the administration of the Battalion.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

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