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Charles Henry DELANEY

Regimental number2058
Place of birthWaratah New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressGreaves Street, North Waratah, Newcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinWife, Mrs Eva Jane Delaney, Greaves Street, North Waratah, Newcastle, New South Wales
Enlistment date22 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name34th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/51/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 24 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll34th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Work on 18-19 May 1917 near Armentieres.
Recommendation date: 19 May 1917 and 22 May 1917

FateDied of wounds 1 June 1917
Place of burialTrois-Arbres Cemetery (Plot I, Row L, Grave No. 14), Steenwerck, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Town. Waratah, New South Wales

Military Medal

'On the night of 16th/19th May, 1917, during a heavy bombardment and a hostile raid on LE TOUQUET Sector, this man showed great gallantry and devotion to duty. He was of considerable assistance to his Officer in organising the men. Under heavy shell fire he went three times back to Company Headquarters conveying information, and returning with orders to the front line. On his return journeys he also carried water to the men in the firing line. By his devotion to duty the Company Commander was kept in touch with what was happening, while the men were inspired by his thought in bringing up water. His courage and initiative has had an excellent effect on his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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