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Thomas Charles DOHERTY

Regimental number6995
Place of birthHuon District, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBushman
AddressStrahan, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, Mr A Doherty, Strahan, Tasmania
Enlistment date3 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 22 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Work near Jeancourt.
Recommendation date: 25 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 16 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations east of JEANCOURT Lance Corporal DOHERTY was a No. 1 Lewis Gunner and by his daring and disregard for personal safety on many occasions by pushing his gun into exposed and advanced position and thus materially assisting the advance. On one occasion, with great risk he took his gun up on a flank and enfiladed the enemy position and kept them so low that the advancing infantry were able to reach the strong post.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Family/military connectionsBrothers: 6994 Pte William Andrew DOHERTY, 12th Bn, returned to Australia, 16 June 1919; 5690 Pte James DOHERTY, 40th Bn, returned to Australia, 30 April 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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