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Patrick Joseph COLL

Regimental number2973
Place of birthBrisbane Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationClerk
AddressCricket Street, Petrie Terrace, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Coll, Cricket Street, Petrie Terrace, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date15 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name47th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/64/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 27 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Sergeant Major
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 4 October 1917

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 7 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 8 January 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He was out on offensive patrol when about 300 of the enemy advanced to the attack. He gave warning, and in returning to the line was shot in the head. He assisted in the defence, killing seven of the enemy, and helping a wounded man out of the line refusaing aid until all was quiet.
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

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