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James William CLINGAN

Regimental number7341
ReligionChurch of England
AddressUltimo, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinWife, Mrs M Clingan, 229 Bulwarra Road, Ultimo, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date29 August 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 24th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 19 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: "29-30 September 1918"

FateReturned to Australia 22 August 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous courage and devotion to duty. As Regimental Stretcher Bearer this man showed extraordinary coolness & bravery in collecting the wounded under heavy machine gun & shell fire on September 29th & 30th 1918 and he continued to work so during the following days the Battalion was in the line. He went from shell hole to shell hole looking for wounded and collecting stretchers and getting the American wounded away to the Aid Post. His coolness and bravery in the way he marshalled and organised volunteer stretcher bearers under fire & got the wounded to the Aid Post helped in a great measure to overcome a critical situation & resulted in the saving of many lives by removing men who would probably have died from exposure.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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