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Perry DONOVAN

Regimental number3453
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLumper
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, J Donovan, Beech Road, South Bunbury, Western Australia
Enlistment date31 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 11 September 1916

Bar to Military Medal


Recommendation date: 16 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 28 February 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Stated to be Percy Donovan on NR
Medals

Military Medal

'This man as a Battalion runner near MOUQUET FARM from 30th August, 1916 to 2nd September, 1916 showed exceptional coolness and cheerfulness. His example was most beneficial to the other runners.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

MM Bar


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

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