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Arthur John DUNN

Regimental number4090
Place of birthSouth Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationHairdresser
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, James Dunn, 198 Ferrars Sctreet, South Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date26 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty throughout operations on 30th August - 5th September 1918 whilst in charge of Company Stretcher Bearers. Under heavy and demoralising artillery fire he continuously dressed the wounded and assisted in carrying them to the R.A.P. His courage and tireless energy were the means of saving many lives.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death30 December 1955
Place of burialCharters Towers War Cemetery

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