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John Alan FLY

Regimental number4495
Place of birthSandhurst Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLaw clerk
AddressLangston Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs S Fly, 14 Langston Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Enlistment date6 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


For great coolness and gallantry in establishing and holding valuable Lewis gun post. (East of Ypres).
Recommendation date: 5 November 1917

FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For great coolness and gallantry during the operations near ZONNEBEKE, East of YPRES, during the period 28/30th October 1917. This N.C.O. established a Lewis Gun post 300 yards in front of our line to support the Corps on our left, and although the post was three times blown in he held on and by his coolness and courage set a fine example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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