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John Michael CRONIN

Regimental number3470
Place of birthCooktown Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationChainman
AddressBungeworgorai, Roma, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, P Cronin, Bungeworgorai, Roma, Queensland
Enlistment date16 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 21 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Corps Signal Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 15 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'Signaller Cronin displayed conspicuous courage and devotion to duty during attack on HINDENBURG LINE South of REINCOURT on 11th April, 1917. Despite heavy enemy Machine Gun and Snipers Fire across No Man's Land he volunteered to bring in wounded he was exposed to great risks all the time but continued to carry until all our wounded and wounded of other Units lying on our front were brought in. His splendid behaviour is deserving of recognition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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