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William David JOHN

Regimental number3637
Place of birthBirkenhead South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSailor
AddressVictoria Road, Birkenhead, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Rebecca Jane John, Victoria Road, Birkenhead, South Australia
Enlistment date23 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentSIG
Unit name27th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 12 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSIG
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (Altered to Meritorious Service Medal)


Recommendation date: "27 February 1918

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 5 May 1918

Bar to Military Medal


Recommendation date: 17 July 1918"

FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'On all occasions in which the Battalion has been in active and defensive operations, during the period September 1917 to February 1918, this man who is a Battalion Linesman has shown great bravery and devotion to duty. His work is always carried out efficiently and his cheerfulness and willingness under all conditions have made his services very valuable to the Battalion at all times.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1 July 1969

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