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John Blair MAWHINEY

Regimental number711
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGrazier
AddressHaberfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Mawhiney, 'Windouree', Gillies Avenue, Haberfield, New South Wales
Enlistment date9 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name3rd Mobile Veterinary Section
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A10 Karroo on 5 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollStaff Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Veterinary Evacuation Station
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706 (28 May 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165 (24 October 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 22 December 1918
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'The enthusiastic and conscientious manner in which this Non Commissioned Officer has always carried out his duties and at all times, been a brilliant example to all ranks. The high standard of efficiency of the M.V.S. is largely due to his energy and perseverance under trying circumstances.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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