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Edgar Thomas JOHNS

Regimental number1955
Place of birthGympie Queensland
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
Address'Restdown', Tewantin, Cooroy, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Johns, 'Restdown', Tewantin, Cooroy, North Coast Line, Queensland
Enlistment date19 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Light Horse Regiment, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/16/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Mooltan on 19 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 13 November 1917

FateReturned to Australia 4 July 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When in charge of a machine gun in an advanced post amidst rough and difficult 'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as stretcher bearer. Whilst galloping into action, he dismounted under heavy machine gun fire to attend to three wounded men, and got them under cover. He showed utter disregard of danger.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 150
Date: 24 September 1918

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