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Daniel Kelly MAHER

Regimental number1555
Place of birthFremantle Western Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Addressc/o G.P.O., Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinBrother, J. Maher, Coff's Harbor, New South Wales
Enlistment date21 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 11 January 1919
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'This N.C.O. has been Pioneer Sergeant of this Battalion for 18 months. he has at all times done solid conscientious work. Part of his duties, namely burials, has on many occasions exposed him to extreme danger, but he has never allowed circumstances of personal safety to interfere with the conscientious performance of his work. His services in providing cover for the men on all possible occasions have been invaluable.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

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