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Maurice Leslie JOHNSON

Regimental number2190
Place of birthClaremont Queensland
AddressRenmark Hotel, Renmark, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Hannah Johnson, Cobalt Street, Railway Town, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Enlistment date3 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 16 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

work near Hamel on 8 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 15 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 2 June 1919

Military Medal

'This Gunner displayed great courage and devotion to duty whilst attached to F.O.O.'s on the 8th and 9th August 1918 in front of HAME -VILLERS BRETONNEUX. On both days on several occasions when communications failed, he carried back despatches to his Battery, through Rifle, Machine Gun and Artillery fire, enabling the guns to be brought into action against enemy strong point which were holding up the Infantry advance. He was also prominent in maintaining telephonic communication, which was frequently cut. His work was done cheerfully and speedily, with total disregard to personal safety. and was of the greatest value. His excellent conduct is deserving of special recognition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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