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Thomas DWYER

ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationDepart. manager clothier
AddressWallace Street, Kogarah West, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinWife, Mrs E J Dwyer, Cecil Dalley Street, Kogarah West, New South Wales
Enlistment date27 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 April 1916
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name13th Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Port Nicholson on 8 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 4 July 1918

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 9 July 1918

FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in an attack. When his company commander became a casualty he though wounded in the leg, took over command, and led the company forward to its final objeective. Throughout the consolidation he showed great pluck and cheerfulness, and said no word of his wound until his leg became so stiff that he had to be carried away.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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