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Sydney Michael O'RIORDAN

Date of birth9 June 1891
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMedical practitioner
AddressMascot, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, M O'Riordan, 'Killarney', Gardeners Road, Mascot, New South Wales
Enlistment date15 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit nameMedical Officers
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A37 Barambah on 30 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps


Unit: MED
Promotion date: 17 December 1915

FateReturned to Australia 21 December 1918

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During the later stages of an advance, when the infantry were under heavy fire, he established his aid post in an advanced position, and dealt very rapidly with the casualties. His initiative and coolnes under heavy fire were an inspiration to all who came in contact with him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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