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Regimental number22054
Place of birthMerton Victoria
AddressEast Brunswick, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, J McMurray, 409 Lygon Street, East Brunswick, Victoria
Enlistment date27 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentBombardier
Unit nameHowitzer Brigade 23, Battery 107
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/133/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 20 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollBSM
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Work on 4 June 1917.'
Recommendation date: 10 June 1917

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'On the 4th June, 1917, whilst the Battery position was being shelled by 4.2, 5.9, and 8.2, this N.C.O. though badly shaken and partly buried by an 8.2" shell, removed a wounded man to a place of safety and then returned and assisted to extinguish fires which had broken out among the ammunition. This work was carried out under continuous heavy shell fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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