John Sylvester DOOLEY

Date of birth30 October 1874
Place of birthGerringong New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressFarm 370, Leeton, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation41
Next of kinWife, Mrs M M Dooley, Farm 370, Leeton, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit name19th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion


Unit: 22nd Battalion
Promotion date: 5 February 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

For conspicuous coolness and ability in command of his Company in action near Flers on 14 November 1916.
Recommendation date: 24 November 1916

FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1918

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He handled his company with great courage and initiative. When his trench was subjected to a heavy bombardment he moved his men forward into shell craters, thereby saving many casualties.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 116
Date: 25 July 1917

Family/military connectionsNephews: 2788 Lance Corporal Hugh Patrick BOYLE MM, 41st Bn, returned to Australia, 31 March 1919; 5801 Pte Thomas Emilion BOYLE, 25th Bn, died of wounds, 21 September 1917.
Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal