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Regimental number4054
Place of birthShepparton Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationTimber hewer
AddressBunbury, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, W McSweeney, Argyle, Western Australia
Enlistment date3 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on 22 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Trench Mortar Battery
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry near Lihons, 10 August, 1918. This N.C.O. was in charge of a Stokes mortar. He moved his gun forward in the face of intense machine gun fire and succeeded in getting into action within 200 yards of the enemy. He knocked out the hostile gun and drove the enemy out of the post.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 35
Date: 15 April 1920

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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