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Regimental number4869
Place of birthMitchum, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressPrince's Road, Lower Mitcham, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 4.5"
Weight120 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Slattery, Prince's Road, Lower Mitcham, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 January 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on 9 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919

Military Medal

'At Villers-Bretonneux during the operations on the night of 24/25th April, 1918, this man as battalion runner showed most conspicuous courage and devotion to duty. His work continually took him across open country swept by machine-gun and sniper fire, yet he was consistently cheerful and ready to volunteer for the most dangerous runs. During the whole period he set a splendid example of courage and energy and maintained a high standard of work throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Discharge date11 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Napier', 12 May 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 29 June 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 11 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death not attributed to war service.
Date of death26 June 1937
SourcesNAA: B2455, SLATTERY Edward

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