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Regimental number316
Place of birthWilkenstown England
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressPhillip Street, Putney, Ryde, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation38
Next of kinAnnie Mercy Tallon, Phillip Street, Putney, Ryde, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date29 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 17 June 1916
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Awarded DCM. Plaque in Garden of Remembrance, New South Wales

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous bravery on 7th August, 1915, at Lone Pine (Dardanelles). Throughout several determined attacks by the enemy, Lance-Corporal Tallon threw bombs with great effect, exposing himself freely when necessary, regardless of all personal danger. Finally his arm was blown off and he was compelled to retire. His courage and devotion to duty gave a fine example to all ranks with him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 28
Date: 24 February 1916

Date of death3 October 1917
Age at death31

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