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Eric Alan O'MALLEY

Regimental number8791
Date of birth--/04/1893; secondary dob: 24/03/1893
Place of birthPort Adelaide, South Australia
SchoolSacred Heart College, Largs Bay, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressO'Malley, Quorn, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Rosalie, O'Malley, Quorn, South Australia
Enlistment date2 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameField Ambulance 3, Reinforcement 14
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/46/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 10 February 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollAdjutant
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF58
Promotion date: 2 June 1917


Unit: INF58
Promotion date: 26 November 1917

FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. His sector was heavily attacked by the enemy, but he succeeded in preventing them from penetrating it, keeping his men together in most difficult circumstances by his splendid example. Had he allowed the enemy to gain a footing in his trench the brigade front would have been seriously menaced. Later, he led patrols into the enemy country, and gained valuable information.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 120
Date: 7 August 1918

Discharge date1 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, France, Belgium. Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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