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John Kevin DUFFY

Regimental number6012
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressRochester, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinWife, Mrs M M Duffy, Crosby via Toolen, Victoria
Enlistment date21 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1919

Military Medal

'This soldier was a stretcher bearer during the whole of the operations at ROSIERES and LIHONS on August 9th and 11th 1918. With tireless energy night and day, he carried on with his work, generally under heavy artillery and machine gun fire. He showed complete disregard for his own safety and his fine devotion to duty prevented much suffering of wounded men, and probably the loss of several lives.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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