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Jack TEHAN

Regimental number2427
Place of birthDixie Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
AddressDixie, Terang, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Tehan, Dixie, Terang, Victoria
Enlistment date14 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 May 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 RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 January 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as a scout. During the attack he was continuously out in front of the leading line, locating and attacking machine guns, two of which he put out of action single handed. He located a battery of field guns, and put one of them out of action by bombing the gunners. Throughout the operations he rendered valuable service in carrying messages and reconnoitring locating, and mopping up enemy strong points.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death18 May 1955
Age at death61
Place of burialTerang Cemetery, Victoria

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