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Regimental number1363
Place of birthKings County, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressWillow Farm, Minimah, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinSister, Mrs Mary Simmonds, 'Baree', Mt Morgan, Queensland
Enlistment date14 September 1914
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameField Ambulance 4, Section C
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A31 Ajana on 30 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollRegimental Quartermaster Sergaent
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


Recommendation date: 8 December 1916

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).
Recommendation date: 2 March 1917

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 15 May 1917

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 22 May 1917

FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1918

Military Medal

'During nights of 10th/11th April/17 near Noriel this N.C.O. undertook task to build a shrapnel proof shelter for first aid dressing station near front line. When wounded commenced to come in he supervised dressing of wounded and organised new stretcher parties and parties to bring up water and fuel. He was on duty for 24 hours continuously. He has been recommended several times for previous good work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CARBERRY Thomas

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