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John Herbert LEE

Regimental number12
Place of birthWalhalla Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressNewtown, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, John Lee, Newtown PO, Newtown, Victoria
Enlistment date7 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll512A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Medal

'This soldier acted as stretcher bearer and during the whole of the operation of August 11th when the village of LIHONS was captured, he worked with splendid courage and tireless energy. He carried without cessation through the whole of the day and most of the night and had repeatedly to pass through a barrage of heavy artillery fire. His great devotion to duty and utter disregard of personal safety doubtless meant the saving of the wounded from much suffering and also saved in all probability many lives.'

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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