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John FRY

Regimental number539
Place of birthGawler South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBoundary rider
AddressErskine Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinMother, Mrs Hillman, Gawler, Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 June 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name1 Divisional Train (1 to 4 Coys Army Service Corps) October, 1914
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adeladie, South Australia, on board HMAT A1 Hymettus on 22 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Service Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal

Recommendation date: 26 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 13 October 1918

Meritorious Service Medal

'For consistently good work and devotion to duty from 25th February to 16th September, 1918. Sergeant FRY has always taken a particularly keen interest in his section and his ompany and the welfare of his men and horses are always his first thoughts. He has often been on detachment with the baggage wagons of his Company and the tact with which he worked and assisted Battalion Officers has been brought to notice on many occasions. His section is always most efficient.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other detailsMedals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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