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Dennis O'CONNOR

Regimental number460
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationWell-sinker
Address41 Liverpool Street, Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinD. O'Connor, 41 Liverpool Street, Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date16 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
Two ships left from Melbourne carrying the 31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D: HMAT A62, 'Wandilla', on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41, 'Bakara', on 5 November 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
Two ships left from Melbourne carrying the 31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D: HMAT A62, 'Wandilla', on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41, 'Bakara', on 5 November 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Work near Warfusee-Abancourt on 8 August 1918.

FateReturned to Australia 22 August 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On the 8th August 1918 during the attack of the 31st Battalion from WARFUSEE-ABANCOURT. This N.C.O. showed considerable tactical ability in overcoming hostile points of resistance and by his courage and boldness helped to keep the forward movement going at a rapid rate. On a subsequent occasion he materially helped towards the capture of three 77 M M guns near BAYONVILLERS by boldly advancing his Lewis gun and bringing enfilade fire to bear on them., thus enabling the infantry to eventually surround same. He showed power of leadership much above the ordinary, throughout the entire operation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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