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John James DWYER

Regimental number1906
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinWife, Mrs Emily Louisa Dwyer, Samford Road, Alderley, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date12 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name49th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/66/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 1 May 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1906A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll41st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal (Altered to Military Medal)

Work near Proyart on 11-12 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 18 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 21 December 1918

Military Medal

'On the 11th/12th August, 1918, during operations on the SOMME, near PROYART, this N.C.O. assumed command of a Bombing Section after the Section leader had been wounded, and four times led it in attacks on active machine guns, killing or capturing the crew, and capturing the guns. After reaching his objective he made several journeys on either flank of the trench system with a couple of men, and returned with small batches of two or three prisoners on each occasion.'

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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