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Regimental number5181
Place of birthBallarat Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCanterbury Street, Oakleigh, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinWife, Mrs M F Prendergast, Canterbury Street, Oakleigh, Victoria
Enlistment date25 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 1 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 2 January 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He was in charge of a reserve platoon, and, when the line in front had advanced, he saw an enemy machine gun post open up heavy fire. He rushed the post and captured seventeen prisoners and three machine guns. His work throughout the operations was of the highest standard, and he set a fine example to his men by his coolness and contempt of danger under heavy fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Date of death31 December 1931
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery

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