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Andrew Joseph COOGAN

Regimental number1310
Place of birthGoodna Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressGoodna PO, Goodna, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Andrew Coogan, Goodna PO, Goodna, Queensland
Enlistment date17 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 5 September 1916

FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He assumed command of a section of the front line, rallied his men, and improved the defences under intense fire. He displayed great courage and initiative, and set a splendid example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: 1309 Pte Thomas Patrick COOGAN, 15th Bn, killed in action, 8 August 1915.

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