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George McMAHON

Regimental number1735
Place of birthSt James Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationGrocer
AddressCarrathool, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, H McMahon, Carrathool, New South Wales
Enlistment date21 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 19 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At NOREUIL during the operations of 3rd and 4th May these two men [1735 G. McMAHON and 1502 S. AMOROUS] did excellent work as runners. They were continually carrying messages through the shelled areas and never hesitated although the fire at times reached barrage intensity. They showed steadfast devotions to duty under most difficult and dangerous circumstances. On the third May they operated between O.G.1 and NOREUIL in daylight.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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