John Frank Murray (Pug) BANNIGAN MSM

Badge Number: MS867710, Sub Branch: Unley
MS867710

BANNIGAN, John Frank Murray

Service Numbers: 2128, S69670
Enlisted: 19 August 1914, Morphettville Racecourse, Morphettville South Australia
Last Rank: Warrant Officer Class 2
Last Unit: 3rd (SA) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC)
Born: Murray Bridge, South Australia, 6 December 1890
Home Town: Hyde Park, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Fitter & Turner
Died: Natural Causes, Kensington Park, South Australia, 26 October 1947, aged 56 years
Cemetery: North Road Cemetery, Nailsworth, South Australia
Path 1N
Memorials: Adelaide Christian Brothers' College WW1 Roll of Honor, Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

19 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Morphettville Racecourse, Morphettville South Australia
20 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Regimental Sergeant Major, SN 2128, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade , Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Regimental Sergeant Major, SN 2128, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Medic, Adelaide
15 Apr 1917: Imprisoned Lagnicourt, France
4 Jul 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Regimental Sergeant Major, SN 2128, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade

World War 2 Service

25 Mar 1942: Enlisted Adelaide, SA
26 Mar 1942: Involvement Warrant Officer Class 2, SN S69670, 3rd (SA) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC), Homeland Defence - Militia and non deployed forces
22 Nov 1945: Discharged Warrant Officer Class 2, SN S69670, 3rd (SA) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC)

Obituary

The Advertiser Tuesday 28 October 1947 page 3
Death Of Mr. J. F. M.Bannigan
Mr. J. F. M. ("Pug") Bannigan, of Kensington Park, who died on Monday at the age of 55, was a prominent league footballer for Sturt before World War I. He played for Sturt from 1908 to 1914, and was captain for a time. Enlisting In the AIF early in the war he was later taken prisoner. He returned to the Sturt team for a few matches in 1920 and was a rover for Sturt in the days of the great Cumberland-Dunn ruck combination. A son of Mr. J. Bannigan, a former Chief Inspector of Factories, he is survived by a widow

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Awarded the Meritorious Service Medal

'His Majesty the King has been graciously pleased to approve of the award of the Meritorious Service Medal for devotion to duty during an epidemic in a Prisoners of War Camp, Germany.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
Date: 29 January 1920

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Biography

Son of John BANNIGAN and Annie Emma nee BRADDOCK

Park Street, Hyde Park, South Australia

Captain Sturt Football club prior to Great War

Awarded Meritorious Service Medal

His Majesty the King has been graciously pleased to approve of the award of the Meritorious Service Medal for devotion to duty during an epidemic in a Prisoners of War Camp, Germany.
 

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Biography contributed by Kathleen Bambridge

General Birwood presented his Meritorious Service Medal on the 6 March in Adelaide.