The AIF Project

James CONWAY

Regimental number2632
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMiner
AddressIpswich, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Richard Conway, Stane, Shotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Enlistment date22 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 21 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty throughout action as runner. (Hooge on 20 September 1917)'
Recommendation date: 6 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 12 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At HOOGE, FRANCE on 20th September, 1917, during the advance on GLENCORSE WOOD, Pte, CONWAY showed conspicuous gallentry and devotion to duty throughout the action. He proved invaluable as a Runner to his Platoon Commander and was ever ready for duty and carried important messages through extremely heavy artillery fire. His conduct was exemplary and marked by coolness which cannot be too highly spoken of.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

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