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Regimental number172
Place of birthSingleton New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressIrvinebank, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinBrother, Thomas Murdoch, Irvinebank, Queensland
Enlistment date17 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentBugler
Unit name15th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 27 August 1917

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry during prolonged operations. He handled the battalion machine guns with great skill and determination, and did fine work throughout, beating off counter attacks.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

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