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Thomas Alphonsus DWYER

Regimental number959
Place of birthSavernake New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressSavernake, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Michael Joseph Dwyer, Savernake, New South Wales
Enlistment date5 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Light Horse Regiment, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 20 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 21 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Spelt Thomas Alphonso Dwyer on NR
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations at MONTBREHAIN, east of PERONNE, on the morning of 5th October, 1918, this man acted as a stretcher bearer and in the face of violent machine gun and shell fire cared for the wounded with unremitting zeal. He frequently left his place of shelter and with utter disregard of danger dressed and carried out the wounded. For twelve hours he worked without rest and to his utter contempt of the heaviest enemy shelling and machine gun fire many of his comrades owe their lives.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 119
Date: 17 October 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 928 Pte Percy Michael DWYER, 1st Light Horse Regiment, died of wounds, 7 Nobember 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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