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Clement Joseph GARVAN

Regimental number6754
Place of birthWollongong New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationClerk
AddressKalube, 184 Livingstone Road, Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs F Garvan, Kalube, 184 Livingstone Road, Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date1 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Port Napier on 17 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (Awarded)


'Displayed great bravery in attack, also did specially good reconnoitring work. (East of Ypres 20 September 1917)'
Recommendation date: 29 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 9 December 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'Near POLYGON de ZILLEBEKE east of YPRES on 20th September 1917, Pte. GARVAN displayed much bravery in the attack and capture of an enemy Strong Point from which 32 prisoners were captured. He did specially good reconnoitring work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Date of death21 July 1967
Place of burialBotany Cemetery

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