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Regimental number7059
Place of birthNoville Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationDairy hand
AddressHatley High Street, Willoughby, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinFriend, E Stevenson, Hatley High Street, Willoughby, New South Wales
Enlistment date8 November 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 25 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: March-April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 2 January 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as leader of a bombing squad. After being severely wounded, he continued bombing the enemy position until his party were safe, although he was under heavy machine gun fire at close range. He refused to be carried, and walked over a mile to the dressing station in order to save the stretcher bearers, who were busily engaged at the time.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

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