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Patrick RYAN

Regimental number945
Place of birthKempsey New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
AddressNulla Nulla Creek, Bellbrook, Macleay River, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, M Ryan, Nulla Nulla Creek, Bellbrook, Macleay River, New South Wales
Enlistment date16 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name33rd Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/50/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 7 February 1919

FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'Private RYAN acted as a Stretcher bearer throughout the whole of the summer and autumn offensive, and in every action he was conspicuous for his gallantry and devotion to duty. Considerations of personal danger never once deterred him from his immediate performance of his duty to the wounded. He has undoubtedly been the means of saving lives and alleviating suffering, and he has always been an inspiring example to other stretcher bearers and his comrades generally.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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