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Regimental number1597
Place of birthWardell New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressCondobolin, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, G P Carolan, Condobolin, New South Wales
Enlistment date19 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 29 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work near Westhoek Ridge on 20 September 1917.
Recommendation date: 24 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919

Military Medal

'At WESTHOEK RIDGE 20th September 1917. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty, when as Battalion runner he continued to run between Battalion Headquarters and the front line, despite heavy enemy barrages throughout. He set a fine example of coolness and courage.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death17 August 1958
Place of burialCoffs Harbour Cemetery

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