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John Edward MORRISEY

Regimental number5163
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Address803 Sebastopol Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinJames Morrissey, 803 Sebastopol Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Enlistment date13 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameLight Horse Brigade Train 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/100/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A51 Chilka on 2 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Work at Mont St.Quentin on 1 September 1918.'
Recommendation date: 13 September 1918

Medals

Military Medal

'On September 1st, 1918 in the attack on MT. ST. QUENTIN, near PERONNE, this man showed remarkable coolness under heavy shelling and machine gun fire. As a stretcher bearer, he worked almost continuously for 27 hours, attending to the wounded and assisting to carry them to the rear. On one occasion when a shell landed in the trench itself, causing 13 casualties, the manner in which he got to work to sort out the wounded called forth the admiration of his comrades and acted as an incentive to them during a very trying situation. During the following two days he repeatedly made the most dangerous trips over exposed ground and brought in wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

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