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Donald WORN

Regimental number1022
Date of birth--/01/1895
Other NamesDonald Charles
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressGPO, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, J Worn, GPO, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date14 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Promotion date: 1 December 1917

Lieutenant


Promotion date: 1 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 28 February 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuously good work at POZIERES in laying and repairing telephone lines under heavy sheel fire particularly on night of 5th/6th August, 1916, when he restored communication between Brigade Headquarters and Battalion Headquarters under conditions of extreme personal danger and difficulty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Bar to Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 66
Date: 2 May 1918

Family/military connectionsCousin: 3091 Pte Michael Francis DONAHOO, 59th Bn, killed in action, 19 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal & Bar, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death14 January 1927
Age at death31
Place of burialEl Dorado Cemetery, Victoria

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