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Vincent John SCULLY

Regimental number3408
Place of birthCassilis New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationClerk
AddressCassilis, near Mudgee, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, S J Scully, Cassilis, near Mudgee, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll3408A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 2 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the attack on PERONNE on the 1st September 1918, this N.C.O. although wounded in the initial stages of the attack refused to have medical attention and continued leading his platoon to their objective displaying the whole time an utter contempt for danger and great devotion to duty. His example undoubtedly inspired the men to greater efforts and contributed largely to the success of the operation. Later he was of great assistance during the consolidation of his Company and when the Company was ordered to fall back in line with the remainder of the Battalion, he covered the retirement by patrolling the front in company with two other men at great personal risk to himself.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Discharge date18 September 1919
Other details

War service: taken on strength, 53rd Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916. Admitted to hospital, Canal Zone, 8 May 1916; transferred to No. 1 Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 1 June 1916; marched out to 14th Infantry Brigade, 10 June 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 28 June 1916.

Promoted Corporal, 20 October 1916; Lance Sergeant, 7 November 1916; Temporary Sergeant, 8 December 1916; Sergeant, 30 December 1916.

Wounded in action, 1 September 1918; remained at duty. Recommended for Military Medal, 11 September 1918: awarded.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 9 April 1919; commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Beltana', 2 June 1919; disembarked Sydney, 19 July 1919; discharged, 18 September 1919.

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

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