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James Daniel DOYLE

Regimental number3727
Place of birthBindi, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressMrs M M Doyle, Bindi, East Gippsland, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, J Doyle, Bindi, East Gippsland, Victoria
Enlistment date17 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (Awarded)


Valuable services under fire while in charge of carrying party.
Recommendation date: 22 September 1917

Military Medal


Effective assistance in consolidation work, and later, valuable services while in charge of carrying party, showing courage under fire and devotion to duty. (East of Ypres 20 September 1917).
Recommendation date: 27 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 20 November 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'On the morning of the 20th September 1917 at GLENCORSE WOOD east of YPRES when all the other N.C.Os. of his platoon were casualties, he effectively assisted in consolidating his position. Later in charge of a carrying party, though having to pass through enemy barrages, he successfully supplied the front line with ammunition when it was urgently needed.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

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