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James Edward DOHERTY

Regimental number222
Place of birthPakenham, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationElectrical mechanic
Address9 Boronia Street, Canterbury, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinWife, Mrs Edith Maud Doherty, 9 Boronia Street, Canterbury, Victoria
Enlistment date6 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 10, Reinforcement 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Quartermaster Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal

Recommendation date: 19 September 1918

Meritorious Service Medal

Recommendation date: 10 January 1919

FateReturned to Australia 27 May 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'From March to July 1918 this Non Commissioned Officer has served with the section as section sergeant. His work has always been of the highest order and he has set a high standard of courage and endurance to all under him. As Company Quartermaster-Sergeant he has carried the same spirit into his work and has been largely responsible for the successful maintenance of all supplies during operations since August 8th.' Second description reads: 'This Non Commissioned Officer has been in every fight that his Unit has been in since coming to FRANCE. By his unfailing devotion to duty he has won the respect and confidence of everyone in his Company. He has been C.Q.M.S. since October, 1917, and during the recent fighting in the SOMME Offensive he has never failed to get hot food and comforts to the men of his Company, in spite of the most adverse conditions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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