Six: 1939/45 Star, Africa Star, Pacific Star, Defence Medal, War Medal and Australian Service Medal all correctly named to NX16377 R. G. FLANNERY
Richard Gerard Flannery enlisted 22ND May 1940 into the Australian Army at Paddington, residing at Woollahra, NSW
Injury prior to embarkation in Bathurst whilst on leave described as “wantonly attacked by an unknown civilian, frac nose”
Embarked 14th November 1940 for the Middle East with the 2/6th Field Regiment
15th November 1941 records show promotion to A/Sgt with a clear line marked through
RTA on the 23rd March 1942
13th June 1942 Gnr Flannery was charged with negligently drove an army vehicle. This charge was over turned by his commanding officer.
Embarked for the Pacific 6th September 1942
“At approx. 0930 on 28.2.43 at the position of C Tp, 12th Fd Bty, 2/6 Fd Regt, south of Gona. The pistol was a regulation U.S. Army pattern and was in the possession of NX65742 Gnr Pinnington D. M. at the time of the accident. Two shots were fired from the pistol.” Resulting in Gun Shot Wounds to Gnr Flannery’s right flank and liver.
Returned to Australia and subsequently discharged on the 12TH January 1944 as Medically unfit
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