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Thomas James McFADDEN

Regimental number9890
ReligionChurch of Christ
Address167 Williams Road, Hawksburn, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinSister, Miss Mabel McFadden, c/o Mrs Norman, 31 May Road, Toorak, Victoria
Enlistment date22 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/41/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Malwa on 21 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette No. 169 (4 October 1917).

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'On 14/5/1917, when at the 54th Battalion R.A.P., this N.C.O. showed great courage and devotion to duty. The R.A.P. had been blown in, and, though wounded himself, and whilst the R.A.P. was under heavy H.E. and shrapnel fire, he set to work to free from the debris a Sergeant of the 14th Field Ambulance whom he fount to be severely wounded. He attempted to carry on, but was ordered by the R.M.O. to return to the Advanced Collecting Post. He personally conducted several other walking cases down to the Post through very heavy enemy barrage fire. At all times this N.C.O. has been a splendid example of courage and devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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