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Regimental number5778
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressEllerslie, Tooraweenah, Gilgandra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs K Waterford, Ellerslie, Tooraweenah, Gilgandra, New South Wales
Enlistment date31 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 3 May 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 April 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and resoure. When an advance was being considerably impeded by artillery and machine gun fire, he rushed his gun into action in the open, and in a very short time destroyed the hostile machine gun. Later he was severely wounded in an attempt to assist a wounded man under heavy fire. He set a splendid example of courage and determination.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death28 February 1965
Place of burialQuirindi Cemetery

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