Cecil Patrick TIERNEY

Regimental number2767
Place of birthOrange New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressWalebing, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinWife, Mrs Jean Tierney, The Hospital, Mount Magnet, Western Australia
Enlistment date20 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 29 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 December 1918

Military Medal

'On the 4th July, 1918, during the attack on HAMEL, Private TIERNEY was in charge of a lewis gun Section. He displayed much bravery and initiative in using his section successfully in the mopping up of enemy strong points. On the morning of the 6th July, 1918, the enemy counter attacked and a few succeeded in entering portion of our trenches. When the enemy were again being driven out Private TIERNEY rendered valuable assistance with his lewis gun, killing and wounding a number of the enemy. By his display of coolness, initiative and daring throughout the operation he set a superb example to the other men of his Section.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal