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Mark Cyril SHEEHY

Regimental number19935
Place of birthCaulfield Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationGroom
AddressOrbost, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, M Sheehy, 15 Ebden Street, Elsternwick, Victoria
Enlistment date27 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 8, Battery 31
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/36/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 20 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollBombardier
Unit from Nominal RollAWRS
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Medal

'At HAMEL, on 8th August, 1918, this N.C.O. was in charge of teams conveying ammunition to forward battery positions preparatory to the recent offensive. Blocks in the traffic halted his teams on several occasions when they were subjected to heavy shell fire. On one particular occasion the lead driver and three mules of one team were wounded, and two other teams took fright and damaged the wagons. Acting Bombardier SHEEHY took the wounded men to a Dressing Station, removed the wagons from the road, sent the wounded animals back, and when the road was clear proceeded with the remaining wagons. Throughout the operations he has set a fine example to the men with him by his cheerfulness under all conditions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death10 August 1970
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery

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