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John HARDING

ReligionChurch of England
OccupationQuantity surveyor
Address'Tredegar', Gordon Road, Gordon, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinWife, Mrs May Ursula Harding, Commercial Hotel, High Street, West Maitland, New South Wales
Enlistment date28 December 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name9th Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/28/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 5 July 1916
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 8 April 1918

FateNo details of fate entered on Nominal Roll
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during two nights, when he superintended the construction of bridges across a river under most trying conditions, and with an utter disregard for shell fire, and it was owing to his fine courage and example that the work was so successfully carried out. It was of paramount importance, as a ferry, the only communication across, had been destroyed by shell fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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