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Thomas William ROURKE

Regimental number536
Place of birthBingara New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
AddressGlenroy, Myall Creek,NSW
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinFather, J Rourke, Glenroy, Myall Creek,NSW
Enlistment date28 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name33rd Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/50/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He displayed great courage and determination during a raid, and, though himself wounded, brought back a wounded comrade.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

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