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Martin William Bushwell BRODERICK

Regimental number35510
Place of birthBrisbane Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCommercial traveller
Addressc/o John Reid & Nephews, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinSister, Miss Mary E Broderick, 'Hillcrest', Gotha Street, Valley, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date27 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade, May 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/128/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 2 August 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 4 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'This Gunner formed one of a Gun Detachment of a Section of the 49th Battery which occupied a position in advance of our Infantry during the operation in advance of our Infantry during the operation of the 29th September, South East of BELLCOURT. This section came under Heavy Machine Gun Fire from a range not exceeding 500 yards and from 77mm Guns at 800 yards. Whilst occupying this position, this Gunner set a splendid example by his coolness and disregard of danger. he subsequently acted in a similarly fearless manner during the withdrawal of his gun. After this was accomplished he obtained a stretcher, and with the assistance of another man returned to the position and carried away a man who had been wounded. This was done in full view of the enemy and under Machine Gun fire. This man's excellent example is deserving of special recognition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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