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Daniel Gerald TOOHEY

Regimental number659
Place of birthBallarat Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressCastlemaine, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, Bryan Toohey, Creswick, Victoria
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name7th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 9 March 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He brought ammunition and bombs to the firing line while the saps were being heavily shelled. With three men he went into 'No Mans Land' and brought in 25 wounded men under heavy shrapnel and machine gun fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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