Patrick Joseph SAMMON DCM, MM

SAMMON, Patrick Joseph

Service Number: 1800
Enlisted: 25 January 1915, Maryborough, Queensland
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 15th Infantry Battalion
Born: Brisbane, Queensland, 3 November 1896
Home Town: Maryborough, Fraser Coast, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Plumber
Died: Natural causes (war service related), Brisbane, Queensland, 16 November 1937, aged 41 years
Cemetery: Toowong (Brisbane General) Cemetery
Memorials: Maryborough City Hall Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

25 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1800, Maryborough, Queensland
8 Apr 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1800, 15th Infantry Battalion
8 Apr 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1800, 15th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Star of England, Brisbane
8 Aug 1915: Wounded Private, SN 1800, 15th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, GSW (right thigh)
8 Aug 1916: Wounded Private, SN 1800, 15th Infantry Battalion, Pozières, 2nd occasion
1 Feb 1917: Wounded Private, SN 1800, 15th Infantry Battalion, 3rd occasion - Shell wound (head)
1 Aug 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant, 15th Infantry Battalion
4 Sep 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 15th Infantry Battalion
25 Aug 1918: Wounded Sergeant, SN 1800, 15th Infantry Battalion, "The Last Hundred Days", 4th occasion - Gas

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Biography

"Obituary. MR. PATRICK SAMMON

Advice was received last night that Mr. Patrick Sammon had passed away at Rosemount Hospital yesterday afternoon. Deceased, who was a native of Maryborough, where he followed the trade of a plumber, who well known in Mackay, having resided here for a number of years. He enlisted in the Great War at an early age and fought through the Gallipoli and Flanders campaigns. On numerous occasions he received favorable mention for valor under fire. Wounded and severely gassed during the War period, his health was impaired in after life. During the last two years his health gradually failed until finally he left Mackay to enter Rosemount Hospital. His mother and sisters reside in Brisbane." - from the Mackay Daily Mercury 19 Nov 1937 (nla.gov.au)

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