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Patrick Thomas FEEHAN

Regimental number3536
Place of birthGeelong Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressMt Duneed via Geelong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinMother, Mrs August Feehan, Mt Duneed via Geelong, Victoria
Enlistment date1 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 1 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work at Vauvillers on 9 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 11 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 23 June 1917

Military Medal

'During the attack on VAUVILLERS on 9th August 1918. The whole of the Lewis gun Team to which Private FEEHAN belonged became casualties, including himself. Although badly wounded he carried his Gun forward with the Company and when the Left Flank of the advance was in the air and seriously threatened by the enemy, he at once made his way to a position on that Flank, in the face of heavy enemy Machine Gun fire, where he engaged the enemy and inflicted numerous casualties, thus assisting his company to advance. By his splendid courage and devotion to duty he materially assisted in the attack and successful capture of the village, which was, in no small part, due to the initiative of Private FEEHAN.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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