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Andrew Hugh CARRIGAN

Regimental number55
Place of birthMoree New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressVictoria Barracks, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emily Carrigan, 5 Park Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date23 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentBombardier
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Battery 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A8 Argyllshire on 18 October 1914
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 1 September 1917

FateKilled in Action 2 November 1917
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialVlamertinghe New Military Cemetery (Plot XI, Row E, Grave No. 9), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Emily CARRIGAN, 46 Fairlight Street, Manly, Sydney, New South Wales. Native of Moree, New South Wales

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in charge of ammunition wagons. When hostile shelling caused three casualties to drivers, killing two horses and wounding eleven others, he at once gave orders for the removal of the wounded, re-arranged the teams, and supervised the withdrawal of the column in spite of the continuous shelling.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

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

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