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Herbert Joseph FLANAGHAN

Regimental number5578
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMilk carter
Address143 Durham Street, Bathurst, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, William John Flanaghan, 143 Durham Street, Bathurst, New South Wales
Enlistment date8 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 Roll20th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 January 1919

Croix de Guerre (Belgium)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 91
Date: 23 July 1919

Military Medal

'This man is a Battalion runner, and was sent on an urgent message to 4 companies in the line, near FRAMERVILLE, east of AMIENS, on the 11th August, 1918. His task was a most dangerous one, he was continually under the fire of machine guns, and snipers. For some time he was forced to take cover in a shell hole on account of the concentrated fire that was brought on him. He eventually delivered the despatches and brought back information that was urgently needed at Headquarters. He has throughout the operations shown great courage and devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, Croix de Guerre, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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