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Joseph DELANEY

Regimental number37594
Place of birthWangaratta, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationGrocer
AddressHanson South via Benalla, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, M Delaney, Hanson South via Benalla, Victoria
Enlistment date17 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade, Reinforcement 30
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/128/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 9 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Division Ammunition Column
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Work at Lihons on 12 august 1918.
Recommendation date: 21 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 20 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For bravery and devotion to duty at LIHONS on 12th August 1918. This man with another gunner laid a line to a forward O.P. in LIHONS village under heavy shell fire. Gunner BATES was killed before the line was completed. Gunner DELANEY stuck to his work and assisted by Lieut. MORTON completed the line to O.P. thus enabling effective fire to be brought to bear on enemy transport and communications. gunner DELANEY showed great courage and a splendid example of determination throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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