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Reuben Herbert HOOLEY

Regimental number307
ReligionMethodist
OccupationPainter
Address21 Baird Street, Ballarat East, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Harry Hooley, 21 Baird Street, Ballarat East, Victoria
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Quartermaster Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Skill and courage in leading men in successful attack, when in temporary charge of Platoon. (East of Ypres)'
Recommendation date: 27 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 9 December 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations east of YPRES on 20th September, 1917, L/Cpl. HOOLEY took charge of his platoon in the attack when his Officer and Sergeant were wounded. He led his men with great skill and courage and captured his portion of the final objective with great dash. His initiative and coolness set a splendid example to his men throughout the action.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death2 June 1953
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery

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