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Thomas CODY

Regimental number2056
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationPreserver
AddressDarwin, Northern Territory
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinElsie May Cody, Victoria Street, Sebastopol, Victoria
Enlistment date6 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 31 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For gallantry and devotion to duty during action at CLERY-sur-SOMME on 31st August, 1918. When the Company was held up by strong enemy machine gun positions he organised a party and taking command successfully dealt with a section of them. During this incident this Non Commissioned Officer displayed good qualities of leadership and set a fine example to his men.'
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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