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Reg Henry William McAULIFFE

Regimental number762
Place of birthPeak Hills, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressYellarbon, Goondiwindi, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21.3
Height5' 6"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Minnie Elizabeth McAuliffe, Yellarbon, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 August 1915
Place of enlistmentYelarbon, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameNo 1 Mining Corps
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 20 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Tunnelling Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'Work between Villers Bretonneux and Bullecourt 8 August to 12 October 1918.'
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For gallantry and devotion to duty for nearly three years, notably from 8 August to 12 October, 1918, when he was in charge of parties engaged on mine reconnaissance and forward road work during the advance from Villers Bretonneux to Bellicourt, when his disregard of danger set a fine example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 42
Date: 20 May 1920

Discharge date29 July 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Sardinia', 19 April 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Brisbane, 29 July 1919.

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, McAULIFFE Reg Henry William

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