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Edward Joseph DALY

Regimental number4770
Place of birthBallina New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address56 Dytes Parade, Ballarat East, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs B Daly, 56 Dytes Parade, Ballarat East, Victoria
Enlistment date5 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Pay Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal

Recommendation date: 27 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 21 March 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'For conistently good work and devotion to duty from 25th February to 16th September, 1918, as Pay Sergeant. Irrespective of the tactical position of the Battalion, Sergeant DALY has, in addition to his ordinary duties, been a very valuable asset to the men of the Battalion advising and assisting them in all business and financial matters and sparing himself in no way whatsoever in order to be of any use or assistance in his capacity to the welfare of the Battalion. When out of the line he is indefatigable in organising sports and assisting in the carrying out of same as well as all classes of recreational training. His work in this capacity alone has made him a very valuable asset to the Battalion.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Family/military connectionsBrothers: [594] Lt James DALY, 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column, returned to Australia, 1 July 1919; 1729 Pte William DALY, 3rd Bn, killed in action, 7-12 August 1915.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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