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John Joseph O'DONOGHUE

Regimental number5648
Place of birthDown, Ireland
AddressNorth Yanco, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinUncle, William Robert Bell, Tower Hill, Newry, Co Down, Ireland
Enlistment date1 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 9 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 25 September 1917

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis

Military Medal

'On September 20th 1917 near WESTHOEK, although wounded in the back and shoulder by shrapnel he continued to serve his gun during the advance. On reaching the final objective, he established himself in a forward shell hole and covered the work of consolidation on his sector. Although wounded he remained on duty until night.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death12 February 1956
Age at death60
Place of burialLeeton Cemetery, New South Wales

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