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Nicholas BANNON

Regimental number27164
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address437 Upper Edward Street, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 6"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Bannon, Anna Cottage, Upper Clanbrazil Street, Dublin, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 March 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Reinforcement 20
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Conspicuous act of gallantry in extinguishing dangerous fire at considerable risk. (East of Ypres)'
Recommendation date: 2 November 1917

FateReturned to Australia 13 July 1919

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Discharge date18 October 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 27163 Gunner John BANNON, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, killed in action, 7 August 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney on 'Aeneas', 30 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 19 November 1916, and marched into Australian Artillery Training Depot, Parkhouse.

Found guilty, 20 January 1917, of (1) without leave going from the place of parade, and (2) being absent without leave, 10.00 pm, 18 January 1917, to 10.00 pm, 19 January 1917: awarded 14 days' detention; forfeited total of 16 days' pay. Proceeded to France through Folkestone, 29 March 1917; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Etaples, 31 March 1917; marched out to field, 11 April 1917; taken on strength of 1st Divisional Artillery Column, 14 April 1917.

Found guilty, 6 May 1917, of neglecting to obey orders in that he had a light on in his tent after lights out: forfeited 2 days' pay. Transferred to 2nd Field Artillery Brigade and taken on strength, 31 July 1917; posted to 6th Battery, Belgium, 31 July 1917; awarded Military Medal; proceeded to England on leave, 14 February 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 26 March 1918.

Admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance, 27 March 1918, and transferred to 1st Australian Divisonal Receiving Station; to 11th Casualty Clearing Station, 28 March 1918 (debility); to Ambulance Train '26', 29 March 1918; to 35th General Hospital, Calais, 29 March 1918; to No 7 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 1 April 1918; to No 10 Convalescent Depot, Ecault, 2 April 1918; discharged to Australian General Base Depot, Havre, 7 April 1918.

Admitted to 39th General Hospital, 19 April 1918 (not yet determined); discharged to Australian General Base Depot, 14 June 1918 (total period of treatment for venereal disease: 57 days); marched out to unit, 19 June 1918. Transferred to 6th Australian Field Artillery Brigade, 22 June 1918, and posted to Brigade Ammunition Column; posted to 16th Battery; appointed driver, 10 September 1918; granted leave, 31 December 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 13 February 1919.

Found guilty, 28 February 1918, of being absent without leave, 11.00 am, 15 January, to 11.00 am, 13 February 1919: awarded 21 days' Field Punishment No 2; forfeited total of 64 days' pay; permanently attached to 4th Field Artillery Brigade, 9 March 1919; to AMWS, Jeumont, 19 March 1919; oved out to Australian General Base Depot, 13 April 1919. Proceeded to England, 18 April 1919, and marched into No 2 Group, 19 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Persic', 13 July 1919; disembarked Sydney, 2 September 1919. Discharged Brisbane, 18 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BANNON Nicholas

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