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Martin Joseph O'DONNELL

Regimental number8727
Place of birthHorsham Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressBethune Street, Queenscliff, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinWife, Mrs M E O'Donnell, Bethune Street, Queenscliff, Victoria
Previous military serviceRoyal Australian Garrison Artillery
Enlistment date16 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentQuartermaster Sergaent
Unit name2nd Divisional Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/90/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A39 Port Macquarie on 16 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollWarrant Officer (Class I)
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal

Recommendation date: 4 March 1918

FateReturned to Australia 10 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance

Meritorious Service Medal

'For conspicuous and thoroughly efficient performance of his duties, particularly during the active operations around YPRES, from 29th September, 1917, to 12th November, 1917, when heavy casualties took place in guns and material, it was solely due to this N.C.O.'s efforts that his battery Commander was able to keep guns in action with a minimum of delay. His determination to succeed and meritorious service is worthy of special recognition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Date of death23 November 1929

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