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Regimental number725
Place of birthLancefield Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressGargett via Mackay, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinWife, Mrs Elizabeth Reilly, Gargett via Mackay, Queensland
Enlistment date11 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name41st Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/58/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 18 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Light Trench Mortar Battery
FateReturned to Australia 11 January 1918

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. With his subsection he helped to repel two counter attacks, and showed great coolness under a heavy bombardment. He kept his gun in action though all his men except one were casualties, and set a splendid example of courage and determination.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137
Date: 30 August 1918

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