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Patrick Vaughan TORPY

Regimental number1772
Place of birthBraidwood New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationTram conductor
Address32 Charles Street, Forest Lodge, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMrs Annie Torpy, 32 Charles Street, Forest Lodge, New South Wales
Enlistment date14 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A12 Saldanha on 5 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 4 June 1919

Military Medal

'While returning to Dressing Station on WESTHOEK RIDGE, east of YPRES, from BELLEWAARDE RIDGE at about 6 p.m. on 26th September, 1917, with his Stretcher party, under very heavy shell fire, two of his party were wounded. Private TORPY assisted to carry one of these to the Dressing Station about 100 yards away and then returned still under heavy shell fire and dragged the other wounded man into safety.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

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

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