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Regimental number1396
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressHanover Street, Oakleigh, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, D A McCormick, Hanover Street, Oakleigh, Victoria
Enlistment date23 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 2 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Work between Vauvillers and Lihons on 9 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: 17 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 9 March 1919

Military Medal

'On 9th August 1918 during the attack on enemy positions between VAUVILLERS and LIHONS Corporal McCORMICK with No. 6363 Private J.H. SMITH and No. 6473 Private W. COX worked up an enemy communication trench in which was an enemy Machine Gun giving much trouble. An enemy bombing stop was encountered, which was at once engaged and rushed. Four Germans were captured and the enemy at once retired leaving their gun which was duly captured by us. Corporal McCORMICK displayed great courage and devotion to duty, and the deed of himself and his two comrades saved many casualties and enbled the advance to continue.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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