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Michael DUFFY

Regimental number2148
Place of birthManly, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSurveyor draftsman
Address16 Whistler Street, Manly, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs B Duffy, 16 Whistler Street, Manly, New South Wales
Enlistment date25 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 14 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Work near Hamel from 8-11 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: 12 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 16 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the operations east of HAMEL from 8th to 11th August, 1918. This soldier is a Company Scout and throughout the attack was in front of his Company. At one point he attacked with great daring single-handed and captured 10 prisoners. Later during a minor operation when his Company advanced 1000 yards he acted as part of a screen and secured valuable information for his Company Commander. At all times he is a bold and fearless scout and he set a splendid example of coolness and bravery during the whole operation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Discharge date17 August 1920
Other details

War service: embarked from Sydney, 14 June 1915. Landed at Gallipoli, 2 August 1915. Wounded in action (gun shot wound, left eye), 5-9 August 1915. Admitted to 17th General Hospital, Alexandria, 14 August 1915; rejoined unit, 28 October 1915. Taken on strength, 45th Bn, Egypt, 3 March 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 2 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 8 June 1916.

Evacuated to England (trench feet), 6 March 1917; rejoined unit in the field, 13 November 1917. Wounded in action (shell wound), 5 April 1918. Evcuated to England, 8 April 1918; rejoined unit, 1 August 1918. Wounded in action (bullet wound, neck), 18 September 1918; evacuated to England, 22 September 1918.

Commenced return to Australia, 16 June 1919; disembarked Sydney, 4 August 1919; discharged, 17 January 1920.

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death10 April 1934

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