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Patrick Cornelius CASEY

Regimental number20
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressBellingen, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Michael Casey, Coff's Harbor, New South Wales
Enlistment date30 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Recommendation date: 19 September 1916

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 14 June 1917

Mention in Despatches

Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'During the operations near MESSINES this Non Commissioned Officer did excellent work in charge of the Battalion Stretcher Bearers from 8th to 12th June 1917. He worked unceasingly under very heavy machine gun and shell fire throughout this period, and besides bringing in men of his own unit also carried men of the 4th, 12th and 11th Australian Infantry Brigades and of the New Zealanders. He behaved throughout with great coolness and courage and showed the utmost devotion to duty, exhibiting at the same time great resource and powers of leadership. He is an original member of the Battalion and his work has been consistently good at Anzac (Gallipoli) and in France.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death23 October 1949
Place of burialBellingen Cemetery

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