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John Edward HAWORTH

Regimental number135
Place of birthBury England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationAttendant
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinThomas Haworth, 28 Bridge Street, Bury, Lancashire, England
Enlistment date19 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 September 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At FLEURBAIX, FRANCE, on 3rd July, 1916, Lance Corporal Haworth was in charge of a listening post, containing men, 60 yards in advance of our trenches, when two men were killed alongside him. With the greatest bravery he got the remainder under cover and went to the assistance of a wounded man close by and carried him into our trenches, exposed throughout to heavy shrapnel and machine gun fire. Later he again went out from our trenches in daylight to find the body of a man and carried it in.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 176
Date: 30 November 1916

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