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John Joseph CORRIGAN

Regimental number1017
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Addressc/o J L Corrigan, Renison Bell, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, J L Corrigan, Renison Bell, Tasmania
Enlistment date19 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name15th Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant-Colonel
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Unspecified


Mention in Despatches awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', 2nd Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).
Recommendation date: 19 January 1917

Legion of Honour


Recommendation date: 25 April 1917

Distinguished Service Order


Recommendation date: 20 September 1917

Bar to the Distinguished Service Order


Recommendation date: 25 September 1918

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).
Recommendation date: 30 January 1919

FateReturned to Australia 5 September 1919
Medals

Distinguished Service Order


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57
Date: 18 April 1918

DSO and Bar

'For conspicuous good work and devotion to duty during the advance West of Bellenglise, on 18th September, 1918. he commanded his Battalion with great skill and courage, and after the second objective had been captured, he moved his battalion forward unsupported on his right, and captured the outpost line of the Hindenburg system under very heavy fire, capturing fifteen officers and 436 other ranks. He showed marked ability to command.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
Date: 29 January 1920

Other details

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

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