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Maurice MOLLOY

Regimental number6068
Place of birthLake Cargelligo New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressMayview, Lake Cudgellica, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, James Molloy, Mayview, Lake Cudgellico, New South Wales
Enlistment date25 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 3 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Work at Broodseinde Ridge on 4 and 9 October 1917.'
Recommendation date: "14 October 1917

Mention in Corps Routine Order

Recommendation date: 31 October 1917"

FateDied of wounds 22 May 1918
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialVignacourt British Cemtery (Plot II, Row C, Grave No. 9), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Mary Julie MOLLOY, Mayview, Lake Cargelligo, New South Wales. Native of Lake Cargelligo

Military Medal

'During the attack on BROODSEINDE RIDGE on the morning of 4th October, 1917, this man of the Lewis Gun Section used his gun with great effect on the enemy at extreme personal risk. All his section are full of praise for the splendid work he did during the attack, and for his part in the work of consolidation. During the day he pushed forward with his gun under heavy fire, and silenced an enemy machine gun. On the morning of 9th October, 1917, this man was again conspicuous for his work in obtaining valuable information as to the position of the attacking troops, and bringing it back under heavy shell fire. With great coolness this man guided in the relieving troops successfully afterwards he went forward to one of our posts which had been isolated, and guided the men of the post back under heavy fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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