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Archibald Michael Joseph RYAN

Regimental number11627
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationHorse driver
AddressPacific Street, Watson's Bay, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Ryan, 'Roserea', More Street, Bondi, New South Wales
Enlistment date15 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameDivisional Ammunition Column 2, Reinforcement 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/90/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT RMS Osterley on 15 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on 19th October, 1917. Whilst proceeding along the ZONNEBEKE Road (East of YPRES) delivering rations to his Battery, Driver A.M.J. RYAN'S cook's cart was destroyed by enemy shell fire. Knowing that the rations were urgently required, he delivered them by hand - a task necessitating his passing through heavy enemy shell fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: 11607 Gunner Alban John Joseph RYAN, 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column, returned to Australia, 20 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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