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James Francis MULCAHY

Regimental number1255
Place of birthKatamatite Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
AddressKatamatite, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Henry Mulcahy, Katamatite, Victoria
Enlistment date31 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Light Horse Regiment, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: "? April 1918"

FateReturned to Australia 15 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during operations North East of BELLICOURT between 29th September and 1st October 1918. Trooper MULKCAHY was attached to this Battalion as Galloper. When the Battalion was moving up on the 29th September smoke barrages made it impossible to see Units on either flank. Although a continuous stream of Machine Gun bullets was coming from our left flank Trooper MULCAHY volunteered to get in touch with the right flank. This he did and maintained touch throughout. On the following day, under heavy shell fire, he took numerous messages to Brigade Headquarters and to Units on the flanks, working constantly until telephone communication could be established. His cheerfulness, utter disregard of personal danger, and whole-hearted co-operation were of the utmost value to this Unit.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

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