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Regimental number1730
Place of birthLiverpool England
ReligionRoman Catholic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinSister, Mrs M Park, 3 Mathew Street, Bootle, Liverpool, England
Enlistment date11 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 13 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 December 1918

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry on the 10th day of August 1918 at LIHONS. During the attack, after his objective had been reached, this soldier crept forward alone, and despite heavy Machine Gun fire, located a German Machine Gun which was inflicting heavy casualties among his men. After a brief fight he succeeded in entering the post, silencing the gun, and bringing back three prisoners to his post. His daring could not be too highly praised.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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