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John James Lawton McCALL

Date of birth8 May 1894
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationOfficer, Commonwealth Forces
Address'Dromard' Livingston Road, Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Grace McCall, 'Dromard' Livingston Road, Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceRM College
Enlistment date15 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name30th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
Promotions

Captain


Unit: 20th Battalion/Staff 2nd Division
Promotion date: 16 June 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706 (28 May 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165 (24 October 1918).
Recommendation date: "9 February 1918

Companion of the Distinguished Service Order


Recommendation date: 24 September 1918"

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 12 July 1919
Medals

Distinguished Service Order


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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