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Thomas RYAN

Regimental number1849
Place of birthCondobolin, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMount Hope, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs C C Ryan, Nymagee, New South Wales
Enlistment date11 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name35th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/52/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 4 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll35th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'Conspicuous bravery at St Yves during offensive of 7-12 June, 1917.'
Recommendation date: June 1917

FateReturned to Australia 15 January 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in rushing an enemy machine gun that was holding up his party, bombing and killing all the gunners and capturing the gun. His example had a most excellent effect upon his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1 February 1961
Place of burialField of Mars Cemetery, Sydney, New South Wales

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