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James DEMPSEY

Regimental number2127
Place of birthNewcastle New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Addressc/o GPO, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation40
Enlistment date22 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 12 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 27 August 1916

FateReturned to Australia 10 September 1917
Medals

Military Medal

'Near POZIERES 6th/12th August, 1916. These men [DEMPSEY, 2708 Harold James FRAMPTON, 3606 Richard Harwood KERSLAKE, 1428 William Henry McHUGO] are recommended for admirable pluck and coolness under heavy H.E. artillery barrage, attending to and evacuating wounded. It is not possible to distinguish between the work of these men, though list as shown attempts to show value of services. The Medical Officer when speaking of the work of these men quotes them as being "a Godsend".'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

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

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