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Richard Amos SHIRE

Regimental number1267
Place of birthLimerick Ireland
Other NamesAimos
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressPurga, via Ipswich
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mary Shire, Concord Farm, Curra, via Gympie, Queensland
Enlistment date12 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 1 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At GHORANIYEH BRIDGE HEAD on left Bank of JORDAN RIVER on 11th April, 1918, he was detailed to assist Medical Orderlies who were unable to cope with the number of wounded. He displayed conspicuous gallantry in repeatedly crossing the fire swept zone between the firing line and dressing station, carrying stretcher cases in each instance, a distance of 500 yards. Much of this distance was under considerable machine gun and rifle fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 1
Date: 2 January 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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