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John Austin GRAY

Regimental number375
Date of birth--/04/1892
Place of birthWarracknabeal Victoria
Address320 Burke Road, Camberwell, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinA. Gray, same address
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameDivisional Train, No 1 Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF21
Promotion date: 10 March 1916

Unit: Trn Mtr Bty

FateReturned to Australia 26 September 1918

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He reorganized parties of infantry under heavy barrage and held on to our exposed flank until ordered to withdraw his mortar, which he succeeded in doing. Throughout he was of the greatest assistance and set a fine example.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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