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Regimental number1722
Place of birthGeorgetown Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWolfram via Cairns, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Bertha Kearney, Wolfram via Cairns, Queensland
Enlistment date22 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name47th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/64/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Hawkes Bay on 20 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 14 June 1917

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 25 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For fine courage and initiative during the attack west of Bellenglise, north of St. Quentin, on 18-19 September, 1918. Single handed he bombed down part of front trench and captured 60 prisoners and machine guns, killing and wounding several of the enemy. He then organized a raiding party, and, going on into "No Man's Land" captured 40 more prisoners and two machine guns. He returned to the front line, and immediately commenced to consolidate the line. He did magnificent work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 20
Date: 19 February 1920

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Date of death27 June 1962
Place of burialMt Thompson Crematorium

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