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Luke Patrick FAY

Regimental number506
Date of birth17 September 1894
AddressClonmel, Ararat, Victoria
Age at embarkation23
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentColour SGT
Unit name8th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: INF8
Promotion date: 9 May 1915

Lieutenant


Unit: INF8
Promotion date: 20 February 1916

Captain


Unit: INF8
Promotion date: 26 July 1916


Unit: Perm Super List

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


'Conspicuous gallantry at Pozieres.'
Recommendation date: 31 July 1916

FateReturned to Australia 6 May 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry during a night assault and capture of an enemy strong post. A heavy shelling the following day caused many casualties but, although badly wounded, he led his company forward when ordered to clear a trench.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

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