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Stephen James FLYNN

Regimental number6553
Place of birthBallarat Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address'Claire', Aintree Road, Malvern, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary M Flynn, 'Claire', Aintree Road, Malvern, Victoria
Enlistment date18 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameInfantry Brigade 6,Field Ambulance 6, Reinforcement 7
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Commonwealth on 26 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 2 October 1917

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 14 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919

Military Medal

'Early on the morning of 29th September 1917, a stretcher squad set out from the BUTTE on the East side of POLYGON WOOD. This squad failed to return . At 2 a.m. fearing that something had happened Lance Corporal Flynn, although POLYGON WOOD was then under very heavy fire, set out through this area in search of his comrades. He finally discovered the squad had become casualties, and by his aid the wounded were go back to safety at the next Relay Post in GLENCORSE WOOD. Again on the morning of 1st October 1917, when his unit was being relieved, Lance Corporal Flynn came across a party of wounded being led to the Relay Post by a wounded Officer. he although relieved at once volunteered as a guide to the party and brought them safely through a heavy barrage, during which he himself was wounded, to the A.D.S. at MENIN HOUSE.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Date of death27 February 1963
Place of burialFawkner Cemetery

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