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Claude Cyril John McCANN

Regimental number648
Place of birthAdelaide South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPelham Street, Glanville, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs E McCann, Pelham Street, Glanville, South Australia
Enlistment date10 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name27th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

'Work at Westhoek on 19 and 21 September 1917.'
Recommendation date: 24 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 21 December 1918

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He displayed great dash and courage in rushing enemy posts, several of which were captured by his platoon. On other officers becoming casualties, he placed himself in command, displaying marked qualities of organization and leadership, which enabled his company to consolidate the position in a masterly fashion.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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