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Roger Bede DUFFY

Regimental number1669
Place of birthHornsby New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
AddressOrmiston, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Thomas Henry Duffy, Ormiston, Queensland
Enlistment date25 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 17 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Work near Villers Bretonneux on 8 august 1918.
Recommendation date: 16 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 3 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the attack East of VILLERS BRETONNEUX near AMIENS, on the 8th August 1918, this man was a leader of a Lewis Gun Section. he led his men at all times, and personally located two enemy machine guns, and under cover of his own guns, he rushed them, killed the crews, and captured the guns. Throughout the action he showed utter disregard for all danger, and his untiring energy and cheerfulness had a marked effect on the men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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