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George Gordon DOONAN

Regimental number6502
Place of birthFremantle, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressHamilton Street, East Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Mother, Thomas George Doonan (address unknown), Mrs Minnie Jane Doonan, Hamilton Street, East Fremantle, Western Australia
Enlistment date27 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameAustralian Stationary Hospital 2, Reinforcement 12
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/71/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on 22 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Work near Proyart on 22 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 27 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 1 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On morning of 22nd August, 1918, in front of PROYART this bearer advanced with the infantry and at once began to assist wounded, dressing them under heavy Machine Gun and shell fire, and directing his squad in evacuating them from the newly established R.A.P. Throughout the rest of the day his work continued under heavy shell fire, both H.E. and gas, and he was the inspiration of all who came near him. The work done by his squad under his direction was of the greatest assistance to the R.M.O. in clearing his R.A.P. He has always set a conspicuous example of coolness under fire and forgetfulness of personal danger in paying attention to the wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Date of death13 August 1947
Place of burialMerredin Old Cemetery

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