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Kevin DRISCOLL

Regimental number1516
Place of birthLaunceston, Tasmania
SchoolConvent High School, Launceston, Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationTram driver
Address252 Brisbane Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs. K. Driscoll, 252 Brisbane Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Enlistment date11 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 2 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Unspecified


Recommendation date: 26 February 1917

Military Medal


Great courage and devotion to duty in maintaing communications.
Recommendation date: 1 March 1917

FateDied of wounds 14 November 1917
Place of death or woundingPolygon Wood, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death30
Place of burialMont Huon Military Cemetery (Plot VI, Row B, Grave No. 5A), Le Treport, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
65
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph and Katherine DRISCOLL. Native of Launceston, Tasmania
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty under fire. On 26th February, 1917, Pte. DRISCOLL went along BLUE CUT ROAD under heavy artillery fire, and mended fifteen breaks in the telephone wire. Also, on night of 16th February he displayed great courage during a particularly heavy trench mortar bombardment, and mended several breaks in the company wires, thus re-establishing communication with Battalion headquarters.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 140
Date: 27 August 1917

Family/military connectionsOne brother A DRISCOLL 20th Battalion was one of the last to leave Gallipoli.

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