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James Keith DOOLEY

Regimental number1317
Place of birthLeichhardt New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBlacksmith
Address14 Kennedy Street, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinSister, Mrs Kate McRitchie, 7 Allen Street, Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date16 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 7 September 1916

FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'Is recommended for his devotion to duty coolness and courage on the night of 1st/2nd September, 1916. He formed one of the party digging portion of the assembly trench for the 13th Brigade attack, 100 yards in rear of the firing line east of MOUQUET FARM. During the night he did more than his share of work, and on several occasions was of valuable assistance in observation and scouting work which he carried out under heavy artillery fire.'
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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