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Thomas Desmond TIERNEY

Regimental number1236
Place of birthHindmarsh South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBusiness proprietor
AddressGladstone, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs Kate Tierney, 13 Kermode Street, North Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date1 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name42nd Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 5 June 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll42nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 July 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He performed invaluable service in the handling of his Lewis guns at a critical period, which were some distance apart, and under heavy fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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