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Russell George McNAMARA

Regimental number6798
Place of birthGuyra New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationHairdresser
Address125 Terrace Road, Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Edward McNamara, Metz, via Armidale, New South Wales
Enlistment date6 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameDivisional Signal Company 1, Reinforcement 15
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/11/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Orsova on 11 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Divisional Signal Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Work near Jeancourt on 17-18 September 1918.'
Recommendation date: 29 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

On the night 17th/18th September, 1918, and throughout operations on 18th September, 1918 at JEANCOURT these linesmen [McNAMARA, 8831 E.L. BROWN and 4064 A.A. LOCKHART] maintained continuous communication from right group Headquarters, both to the front, flanks and rear under constant shell fire. These linesmen spent the whole of 20 hours continually on the lines and by their devotion to duty communications were uninterrupted throughout the whole of the operation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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