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Regimental number3054
Place of birthBungendore, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBungendore, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, John Thomas Daniel, Bungendore, New South Wales
Enlistment date24 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

For most conspicuous gallantry at Mont de Merris near Strazeele on 14 April 1918.
Recommendation date: 22 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph Thomas and Jane DANIEL

Military Medal

'For most conspicuous gallantry at MONT de MERRIS near STRAZEELE, France, on 14th April, 1918. During an attack by the enemy, Private DANIEL showed great gallantry and devotion to duty in working his Lewis Gun in an advanced post. He was exposed above the parapet and showed absolute disregard for his own safety. He was left to deal with the flank attack on his post and was for the whole period under heavy enfilade fire. He inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death5 September 1938
Age at death45
Place of burialBungendore Cemetery, New South Wales

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