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Patrick Joseph SAMMON

Regimental number1800
Place of birthBrisbane Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressFort Street, Maryborough, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Sammon, Fort Street, Maryborough, Queensland
Enlistment date25 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 8 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 March 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He handled his platoon with great skill, and assisted greatly in repulsing an enemy attack. On outpost duty and patrol work he performed excellent work, gaining valuable information at great personal risk.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Military Medal

'Showed striking courage and coolness in the attack on German position north east of GUEUDECOURT on night of 1st/2nd February, 1917. His gallant conduct was most conspicuous an a great example to his comrades. He behaved splendidly in the close range bombing that ensued after enemy trench was captured.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No.
Date: 20 December 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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