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Thomas Alexander Robert NOLAN

Regimental number27764
Place of birthWagga Wagga New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMaster baker
AddressGreen Street, Lockhart, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs M G Nolan, c/o James Nolan, Esq., Green Street, Lockhart, New South Wales
Enlistment date11 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 15, Reinforcement 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/42/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 20 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 8 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations against the PASSCHAENDALE RIDGE on the night of 2nd October 1917, the 113th Howitzer Battery was in action East of WESTHOEK. No. 27764 Driver T.A.R. NOLAN with 2 other Drivers were packing ammunition to the forward position occupied by the Battery. When nearing the position they were caught in a heavy hostile area shoot and the other two Drivers were wounded, 4 of the horses being killed. This Driver bandaged the wounded under heavy fire and then after placing them in a recess near the gunpits went for assistance. Driver NOLAN showed complete disregard for his personal safety, and his action is deserving of special recognition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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