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Michael John TAGUE

Regimental number2949
Place of birthMaryborough Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationStockman
AddressNewtown, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Burgess, Ward Street, Newtown Maryborough, Queensland
Enlistment date27 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 October 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'Is strongly recommended for conspicuous gallantry on the morning of the 11th April, 1917, in the attack on the Hindenburg Line near BULLECOURT. He was in charge of a bombing party which succeeded in bombing the enemy back 200 yards along the Hindenburg Line towards BULLECOURT on the left flank of the line. He also bombed down a communication trench where the enemy were very active and built a bomb stop, which proved very effective. His pluck and determination were of great assistance and a tower of strength to the bombing parties.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death7 September 1947
Place of burialMaryborough Cemetery

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