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Paul Jerome TIMMINS

Regimental number3891
Date of birth5 January 1895
Place of birthBathurst New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBank clerk
AddressBank of New South Wales, Tamworth, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, J Timmins, Public School, Aberdeen, New South Wales
Enlistment date7 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentActing Sergeant
Unit name20th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 January 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 22 August 1918

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He reorganized the battalion, under a very barrage, and although wounded, went forward with it beyond the enemy wire. He set a splendid example of coolness and determination to all ranks.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Family/military connectionsCousin: Private Richard Vincent PALMER, Regimental No. 3597, 4th Battalion, killed in action 22 September 1917; Second Cousin: Private Arthur Mervyn BASSINGTHWAIGHTE, Regimental No. 6030, 1st Divisional Train, returned to Austral;ia 4 July 1919; Second Cousin: Private Roy Shiel BASSINGTHWAIGHTE, Regimental No. 1880, 55th Battalion, returned to Australia 22 July 1917; Second Cousin: Driver Oscar John RIDGE, Regimental No. 1694, 1st Field Ambulance, returned to Australia 8 May 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death5 December 1954
Age at death58

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