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Francis Gregory CLANCY

Regimental number5556
Place of birthCooma New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSchool teacher
AddressCook Street, Lithgow, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Catherine Clancy, Cook Street, Lithgow, New South Wales
Enlistment date26 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 9 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work at Hanebeke Wood on 20 September 1917.
Recommendation date: 25 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 7 July 1919

Military Medal

'At HANEBEKE WOOD on 20th September 1917 this man throughout the whole action as a Company Stretcher Bearer showed wonderful devotion to duty. he, from time to time, under severe enemy shell fire, moved about in the enemy fire attending to wounded. He was carrying constantly throughout the whole day and showed absolute disregard for personal safety. His example of courage and determination inspired all those who saw him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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