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Bernard CUSACK

Regimental number3433
Place of birthBeltrees, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCabinetmaker
Address185 Holland Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21.3
Height5' 8"
Weight123 lbs
Next of kinSister, A Cusack, 185 Holland Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in 81st Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date9 August 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'Is brought to notice for his outstanding gallantry on the 18th September, 1918, in an attack on LE VERGUIER. During the advance he encountered, and sustained casualties from, an enemy machine gun. He quickly led a party against the enemy strong post and personally bombed and silenced two guns, capturing or killing the crews. His devotion to duty and personal example to his men was of the highest order.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Discharge date14 May 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 4784 Pte Joseph Mark CUSACK, 15th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 13 March 1919; 2626 Pte Robert CUSACK, 51st Bn, returned to Australia, 16 October 1916; 1915 Corporal Matthew CUSACK, 28th Bn, returned to Australia, 5 April 1918; 2860 Pte William Luke CUSACK, 4th Division Headquarters, returned to Australia, 28 February 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Tresas Montes', 8 April 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 14 May 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Perth, 14 May 1919.

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CUSACK Bernard

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