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Patrick SHEEHAN

Regimental number28977
Place of birthCork Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressRow Club Hotel, Stockton, Newcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Sheehan, 35 Fairhill, Cork, Ireland
Enlistment date8 June 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameMedium Trench Mortar Battery Reinforcement 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/129/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 17 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal RollM.T.M.B.
FateReturned to Australia 22 December 1918
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

`For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He assisted in keeping his trench mortars in action in support of a raid under very heavy fire. At the end of the operation one of the gun positions was destroyed by shell fire, and an officer and the crew were buried. With the help of one man he succeeded in digging them out in spite of continuous and heavy fire. By his courageous and determined action he saved three lives.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 150
Date: 24/09/2018

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