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John Bruce LAING

Place of birthMonee Ponds Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPrivate secretary
AddressSir William Street, Kew, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMr A A Lang, Sir William Street, Kew, Victoria
Enlistment date17 March 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name5th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 29 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll57th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 19 February 1917

FateReturned to Australia 9 February 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He showed great coolness and resource in controlling his party in the enemy trench until their task was completed. He set a splendid example throughout, and contributed largely to the success of the raid.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

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