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John Herbert DUNNE

Regimental number2816
Place of birthOrange New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressBungawalbyn, Richmond River, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinWife, Mrs E R Dunne, Bungawalbyn, Richmond River, New South Wales
Enlistment date27 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollWarrant Officer (Class II)
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Recommendation date: 12 September 1917

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 8 March 1918

FateReturned to Australia 23 June 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During severe fighting he was entirely responsible for the organization of ammunition and ration carrying parties, whom he himself conducted to the front line under heavy fire and in the face of great difficulties. He showed the greatest courage and disregard of danger in helping to recover the wounded during the battle, and at all times his fine example of unflagging devotion to duty has been of the utmost value to the battalion.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

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