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Regimental number3761
Place of birthClare, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressNo fixed abode
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinBrother, Christopher Bolger, Market Square, Kilrush, Ireland
Enlistment date17 July 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 July 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 19 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 July 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He rushed a machine gun post single handed, and despatched five of the team with the bayonet. When the remaining man endeavoured to train the machine gun on him he slewed it round, though his hand was shattered in doing so, and grappled with the enemy whom he killed. He then dismounted the gun, which he carried with him to the R.A.P. where he was ordered to proceed. His gallant and determined action at a critical moment enabled our advance to proceed with few casualties.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

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