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Regimental number3244
Place of birthTerowie, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressQueen Elizabeth Street off Buston Terrace, North Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs C Clunes, Queen Elizabeth Street off Buston Terrace, North Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date2 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
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Photo: Peter Dennis

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. This man has acted as stretcher bearer in many actions in which the unit has been engaged, and has displayed high courage and disregard for danger, going to the aid of wounded comrades under heavy shell fire. He has saved many lives, and his determination and self sacrificing endurance have set an example which has been worthy of the highest praise.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death6 July 1923
Age at death28
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (Row 7, Grave No. East 1), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia

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