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George Harold DONOHUE

Regimental number4028
Place of birthWinchelsea, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressPettavel via Geelong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Patrick Donohue, Pettavel via Geelong, Victoria
Enlistment date31 July 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A16 Port Melbourne on 21 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 3 December 1917

FateReturned to Australia 3 January 1919

Military Medal

'Near WARNETON, during raid on the enemy, on the night 30th November/1st December 1917, this man displayed conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He did very fine work in company with Private RICHARDS in searching and bombing enemy dugouts during raid, and was instrumental in securing a live prisoner. Strength of raiding party - 4 officers and 82 other ranks.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death3 August 1968
Place of burialGeelong East Cemetery

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