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James LYNCH

Regimental number9691
Place of birthMaclean New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationClerk
AddressStanmore, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Hugh Lynch, Bruce and Myrtle Streets, Stanmore, New South Wales
Enlistment date30 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameField Ambulance 8, Reinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/51/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 8 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 10 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For outstanding Gallantry and devotion to duty while clearing wounded during operations on 11th and 12th April, 1917 - Australian Attack on HINDENBURG LINE, near BULLECOURT. He worked for twenty one hours over a track continuously under shell fire organising fresh stretcher parties, carrying wounded himself and heartening the men. He set a magnificent example to his comrades. This Non Commissioned Officer has done most excellent work on many other occasions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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