1260 Private Arnold MARKEY MM

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Posted on 26 April 2021
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Born 2 April 1892 Hay, NSW. Occupation: Hairdresser

Service: NSWFB
Appointed Hay Volunteer Fire Brigade 1 March 1915
Resigned 31 July 1915

First AIF
Enlisted 5 August 1915, 1260 Private, 30th Infantry Battalion, 6th Field Ambulance
WIA 18 May 1918 Gun Shot Wound Right Hip
Discharged 17 March 1920
Awarded Military Medal. London Gazette 19 September 1916

1260 Private Arnold Markey
6th Australian Field Ambulance
attached to
5th Australian Field Ambulance

At Pozieres on August 6th 1916, when Division had been relieved this man volunteered for duty of a most dangerous type, namely, to clear away as far as possible all 2nd Australian Division wounded before complete relief of Division. He proceeded to front trenches, previously held by 19th Australian Infantry Battalion. One man was brought down on stretcher amidst a heavy barrage fire, and on the next carry from trenches, a shell burst killing patient and two bearers (Pioneers). He was buried and next found himself at the Ambulance. His work to date has been of uniform excellence.

WWII – Militia
Enlisted 11 October 1939, 246534 (N65747) Staff Sergeant, Headquarters Eastern Command. 
Discharged 5 September 1952

Military Medal
1914/15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
939-45 War Medal
Australian Service Medal 1939-45
Australian Defence Medal
 

Deceased 1969, Wollongong