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Regimental number3017
Place of birthWarracknabeal Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressMary Jenkin 48 Gwynne Street, Richmond, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Jenkin, 489 Lennox Street, Richmond, Victoria
Enlistment date20 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 26 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 11 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1919

Military Medal

'During operations on 8th and 9th August 1918 this N.C.O.'s work throughout was of the highest standard. He was in charge of a platoon throughout the day of the eight handling it with skill and determination. On morning of 9th instant forward of HARBONNIERES when the advance was held up by strong opposition this N.C.O. worked his platoon along the flank by the railway line for a distance of 300 yards under heavy machine gun fire. With the assistance of a tank and covering fire he cleared the situation on the right with his platoon forcing the enemy to surrender, killing many and enabling the advance to continue.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

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