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Edward SLATTERY

Regimental number4869
Place of birthMitchum, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
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
Medals

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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