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John Patrick GAYNOR

Regimental number2071
Place of birthRoundwood, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressWentworth, Darling Street, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Gaynor, 25 Leeson Park Avenue, Rathmine, Dublin, Ireland
Enlistment date25 March 1916
Place of enlistmentStockton, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name34th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/51/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 24 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll34th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal

Recommendation date: 7 February 1919

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Meritorious Service Medal

'For conspicuous devotion to duty throughout his term of service in FRANCE. He came to FRANCE in November, 1916, with the Brigade, and has been with it throughout, showing at all times a keen desire to do his own work thoroughly and any other work as well. He delivered rations to Brigade Headquarters - in and out of the line - often under fire, never failing to complete his task, and his courage and cheerfulness have ben most marked, and an excellent example to all his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GAYNOR John Patrick

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