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Anthony MOONEY

Regimental number716
Place of birthAuburn New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
AddressWinton Park, Winton via Tamworth, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinR Mooney, Winton Park, Winton via Tamworth, New South Wales
Enlistment date5 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 14 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 3 March 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For consistent good work during the operations of 3-5 October, 1918, near Estrees and Montbrehain respectively, north of St. Quentin. On the 3rd, in command of his platoon, he was twice the first to reach enemy machine guns, and on each occasion personally killed two of the enemy. He organized the consolidation of his platoon objective, and by personally directing his Lewis guns did much to stave off the repeated counter attacks, and later to push the line forward.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 20
Date: 19 February 1920

Family/military connectionsBrother: 594 Pte Peter Thomas MOONEY, 33rd Bn, killed in action, 8 June 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death27 February 1939

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