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James Herbert CONNORS

Regimental number116
Place of birthTownsville Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationWardsman
AddressLourie Street, North Ipswich, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Connors, Lourie Street, North Ipswich, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date16 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1 Australian General Hospital (November 1914)
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A55 Kyarra on 21 November 1914
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Work near Westhoek on 9 October 1917.'
Recommendation date: 13 October 1917

Bar to Military Medal


'Work at Mont St.Quentin on 31 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: 8 September 1918

Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Bar to Military Medal

'This N.C.O. was in charge of ambulance bearers attached to the 17th A.I. Battalion, Australian Infantry Force during recent operations. On the 31st August 1918 during our attack on MONT ST QUENTIN, near PERONNE, he volunteered to lead a party of stretcher bearers to a forward post through heavy fire to collect four wounded men. It was owing to this N.C.Os great courage and coolness in leading his men that these casualties were at length got to a position of safety. The post was under heavy machine gun and sniping fire at the time. He worked incessantly for 18 hours and displayed at all times an unselfish disregard of his own safety and devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

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