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John Scott MADDERN

Place of birthAdelaide South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressParkside, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Louisa Maddern, Angle Avenue, Parkside, South Australia
Enlistment date25 June 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name32nd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 7 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 August 1919

Military Cross

'During the period 29th September, 1st October 1918, against the enemy positions near Bellicourt, he showed excellent and fearless leaderhip of his company. He obtained the assistance of two tanks, and, in the face of heavy machine gun fire, succeeded in clearing the enemy from the trenches. His company assisted in clearing Magny la Fosse and then reached their final objective for the day being only one of two companies to do so.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
Date: 29 January 1920

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death12 August 1958

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