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Daniel POOLE

Regimental number1422
Place of birthBirkenhead England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSeaman
Address19 Lennington Avenue, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinWife, Mrs mary Poole, 19 Lennington Avenue, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date13 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 26 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 11 January 1918
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He collected a party of men and gallantly led them forward under heavy fire, inflicting many casualties on the enemy and capturing 15 prisoners.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Bar to Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. This N.C.O., noticing an enemy machine gun which had come into action after the barrage and first wave had passed, immediately rushed the post single handed, captured the gun, killed the crew, and took prisoners a large number of the enemy emerging from the pill box. But for the action of this N.C.O.a large number of casualties would have been caused, and the advance held up.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

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