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Hugh Joseph SLATTERY

Regimental number2422
Place of birthGarvoc Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressGarvoc, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Slattery, Garvoc, Victoria
Enlistment date7 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 16 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 March 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as a stretcher bearer. When a party of nine men were caught in the barrage, three being killed and six wounded, he tried to get them with his squad of bearers, but his squad were all knocked out. He then went forward into the barrage alone, dressed the wounded, and carried them one by one to a place of safety. He then returned and organized a squad of bearers, and got them back to the A.P.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

Date of death10 April 1934
Place of burialLancefield Cemetery

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