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Regimental number623
Place of birthFremantle Western Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationShip's fireman
Address177 High Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs C Fitzpatrick, 1295 Yarren Street, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Enlistment date10 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia,
30 Officers and 982 Other Ranks embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A11 'Ascanius' on 29 June 1915; 12 others embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A36 'Thirty-Six' on 12 July 1916. From Embarkation Records it is not possible to distinguish the latter 12.
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Machine Gun Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Bronze Medal

'Consistent good work under fire, both on Gallipoli and during raids and Brigade attacks in France.'
Recommendation date: 4 February 1917

Military Medal

'Work on 4-11 October 1917 near Zonnebeke.'
Recommendation date: 14 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 21 July 1918

Military Medal

'For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty during the operations in the vicinity of ZONNEBEKE between the 4th/12th October, 1917. He on the 4th October, 1917 in the darkness and in the most of heavy enemy fire when four of his men were buried in a dugout went to their rescue, and although wounded he gave no thought to himself until they were liberated. He further continued in action until the company was relieved on the 11th October, 1917. On reporting his wounded, later he was evacuated.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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