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Regimental number40
Place of birthHobart, Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressHobart, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFoster Mother, Mrs Mary Hagerty, Main Road, Newtown, Tasmania
Enlistment date15 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 1 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work near Proyart on 11-12 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 16 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 15 November 1919

Military Medal

'On 11th and 12th August, 1918, south of PROYART, he displayed great courage in carrying out his duty as a linesman, repairing wires under heavy artillery fire. By his determination and devotion to duty, communication was successfully maintained and mutual support in the advance was rendered possible.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Discharge date3 July 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia, 15 November 1919; disembarked, 26 December 1919; discharged, 3 July 1920.

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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