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Michael Nichol GRAHAM

Regimental number2149
Place of birthGordon, New South Wales
Other NamesNichol
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMaster butcher
AddressAlofa Broughton Road, Artarmon, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25.8
Height5' 7"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs F M Graham, Broughton Road, Artarmon, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 June 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Work at Hargicourt on 18 September 1918.
Recommendation date: 2 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 16 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'On 18 September, 1918, at Hargicourt, during the attack on a strong enemy position in a quarry, under very heavy fire he worked ahead and successfully bombed and captured an enemy machine gun that was considerably hampering the advance and causing casualties. By his fine action he set a splendid example of courage and determination to his comrades. He was severely wounded by shrapnel in the leg.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 20
Date: 19 February 1920

Discharge date30 April 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Czarita', 16 March 1919; transshipped to HT 'Dunluce Castle', Alexandria, 7 April 1919; arrived Melbourne, 15 May 1919, to disembarked Sydney; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 30 April 1920.

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death10 July 1955
SourcesNAA: B2455, GRAHAM Michael Nichol

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