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Thomas Alfred CUNNEEN

Regimental number8376
Place of birthGoodooga, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Address179 Victoria Street, Ashfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinSister, H Cunneen, Coast Hospital, Long Bay, New South Wales
Enlistment date6 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameArmy Service Corps 20, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/106/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A66 Uganda on 27 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal RollNo 10 Company, Australian Army Service Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 29 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 10 December 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'In the vicinity of HOOGE on the night of 25th and 27th September 1917, Corporal Cunneen performed valuable services and showed conspicuous courage in rallying the men when the convoy was heavily shelled. On the night of 27th he was severely wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Joined Dalgety & Co. Ltd, 1913; retired 1961 after 48 years' service with the company. Vice-President, National Council of Wool Selling Brokers of Australia, 1959-61.
Sources'Pastoral Review', 18 November 1961, pp. 1298-9.

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