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Frank Ebenezer LANAGAN

Regimental number442
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressRupanyup, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, J. Lanagan, Rupanyup, Victoria
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A18 Wiltshire on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 24 September 1918
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When in charge of a patrol sent out to obtain information he successfully carried out his instructions with courage, coolness, and great initiative in face of stiff enemy resistance. When held up by the fire of a machine gun post, leaving one man as horse holder, he rushed the post with the other two men, capturing it and taking four prisoners. He then pushed on alone and gathered valuable information and captured another prisoner, returning afterwards to brigade headquarters with all his prisoners and the information he had obtained. On three other occasions he has acted as leader of patrols, and the manner in which he has always performed these duties has been worthy of the highest praise.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

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