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Patrick McMAHON

Regimental number4574
Place of birthCamperdown Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
AddressKariah PO via Camperdown, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinFather, J McMahon, Kariah Post Office via Camperdown, Victoria
Enlistment date12 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 18 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 8 July 1918

FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty at VAIRE and HAMEL WOOD, south east of CORBIE on 4th July, 1918. As Company stretcher bearer he worked tirelessly, attending to the wounded of three Battalions under heavy enemy shell fire through the WOOD. At the very outset he was wounded but refused to allow himself to be evacuated. his cheerful demeanour although he was in great pain and his tireless devotion to his wounded comrades earned him the respect and admiration of all ranks.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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