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Randolph George Findlay McMAHON

Regimental number1029
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressLeeton, via Yanco, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs J McMahon, Young Street, Neutral Bay, New South Wales
Enlistment date8 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name4th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board TRANSPORT A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29455 (28 January 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44 (6 April 1916).

FateDied of disease 23 February 1919
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialHal Communal Cemetery (Row A, Grave No. 68), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Jessina MCMAHON, 'Wallawa', 32 MacPherson Street, Neutral Bay, New South Wales

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He organized and skilfully led a counter attack which drove back the enemy with heavy losses. He set a fine example of courage and initiative.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Militry Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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