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Arthur COLAHAN

Regimental number413
Place of birthBrisbane Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Address62 Arthur Street, New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emily Colahan, 62 Arthur Street, New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date5 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 7, Reinforcement 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/12/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 20 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 August 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At CLERY-sur-SOMME on 31st August 1918, for gallantry and devotion to duty during action. he together with a comrade fought his way up a communication trench, using a Boche light machine gun and grenades against the enemy, who put up a very stubborn resistance, and their efforts were largely responsible for the overthrow of the enemy opposition at this particular locality.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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