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John Timothy MAGUIRE

Regimental number3545
Place of birthBowenvale, Victoria
SchoolTimor State School, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationPost Office
AddressBowen Vale via Maryborough, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Johanna Maguire, Bowen Vale via Maryborough, Victoria
Enlistment date9 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 October 1917
Place of death or woundingBelgium
Age at death21

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He was in command of the right platoon of the division in an attack, and it was largely owing to his splendid coolness under fire and in the face of heavy opposition that direction was maintained. He kept touch with the division of his right, captured two objectives, and showed great skill in the consolidation. He set a fine example to his men. (Since decreased).'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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