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Bernard James DILLON

Regimental number4325
Place of birthWilsons Downfall New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinFather, O Dillon, Wilsons Downfall, Tenterfield, New South Wales
Enlistment date3 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 3 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 5 July 1916

FateReturned to Australia 9 September 1916

Military Medal

'At FLEURBAIX, FRANCE. Was bomber for Flank Party 9th Battalion riad carried out on the night 1st/2nd July, 1916. By his gallant and energetic bombing, going forward alone after his bayonet man was wounded, he succeeded in clearing his end of the trench and driving many Germans into the hands of the centre party where they were killed or captured.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 176
Date: 30 November 1916

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death30 May 1952
Place of burialMacquarie Park Cemetery

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