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John Joseph HEWITSON

Regimental number1146
Place of birthCaptains Flat New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationGrocer
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ettie Hewitson, 11 Maugie Street, Abbotsford, Victoria
Enlistment date11 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 14 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 9 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous courage and devotion to duty. On 9th October, 1917, at ANZAC HOUSE this man was in charge of a pack mule carrying ammunition to the forward dumps. He made repeated trips through the heaviest barrages. When casualties occurred this man went to their assistance regardless of his own safety, attended to the wounded and despatched the stretcher bearers. He then resumed his duty and carried on for a long period until completely exhausted. his excellent work had a great influence on the other men of the transport section.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

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

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