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Robert John MORGAN

Regimental number282
Place of birthKenmare Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address'Stoneyford', Kilkenny, Ireland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, S Morgan, 'Stoneyford', Kilkenny, Ireland
Enlistment date10 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, A Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 14 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 19 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the attack on the BEAUREVOIR Line North of ST. QUENTIN, on 3rd October, 1918, this N.C.O. showed splendid courage in attacking the enemy positions. Although slightly wounded, on reaching the objective he carried on in the work of mopping up. On encountering an enemy machine gun post in the trench, he single handed immediately opened up a persistent bombing attack and, by his determined efforts and personal gallantry, succeeded in capturing 20 prisoners and three machine guns. Several of the enemy lay dead in the trench as the result of his accurate bombing.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

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