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Aubrey Arthur James FLANAGAN

Regimental number5581
Place of birthBathurst New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address143 Durham Street, Bathurst, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, William John Flanagan, 143 Durham Street, Bathurst, New South Wales
Enlistment date20 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 9 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollHeadquarters, Australian Infantry Base Depot
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work at Hanebeke Wood on 20 September 1917.
Recommendation date: 25 September 1917

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'At HANEBEKE WOOD on 20th September 1917 this man, who was a Battalion Runner, throughout the attack showed great courage and devotion to duty. He was constantly carrying messages under heavy enemy shellfire and was always the first to volunteer for any work that was needed. Was continually employed for 12 hours without rest under the most trying circumstances.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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