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John Lester FOREMAN

Regimental number255
Place of birthMoonta, South Australia
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolNorth Adelaide Public School
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinMrs Edith Mary Foreman, 114 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date19 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A10 Karroo on 11 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Military Medal awarded - List 399 29 December 1918.
Recommendation date: 1 October 1918

FateDied of disease 12 October 1918
Place of death or woundingPalestine
Age at death46
Place of burialHaifa War Cemetery (Row A, Grave No. 9), Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in North Road Church of England Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia. Parents: Francis and Sarah Jane FOREMAN

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty near Marune, north east of Damascus, on 1 October, 1918. When in charge of a flanking patrol he came upon forty seven of the enemy with machine guns and rifles taking up a position of defence. He ordered his party at once to charge, and captured the whole enemy post, comprising one officer and forty six other ranks.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 42
Date: 20 May 1920

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