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Bernard FANNON

Regimental number313
Place of birthFremantle Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHorse driver
Address28 Mandurah Road, South Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, James Fannon, 28 Mandurah Road, South Fremantle, Western Australia
Enlistment date18 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 6 June 1916
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Work near Hamel on 8 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 15 August 1918

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Medal

'On the 8th August, 1918, during the attack east of HAMEL, Private FANNON, when his Platoon was held up by a nest of enemy machine guns, rushed through a heavy enemy barrage to a tank and personally led it towards the enemy post in question and had it destroyed. By his prompt action he saved his Platoon many casualties and enabled it to continue its advance with a minimum of delay. Throughout the operation he displayed great bravery and devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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