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John Patrick MILLER

Regimental number5162
Place of birthCarlton Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressRaleigh Street, Footscray, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Mr J J Miller, Raleigh Street, Footscray, Victoria
Enlistment date29 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 1 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Work at Rosieres and Lihons 9-11 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 20 October 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'For devotion to duty and absolute disregard for danger whilst stretcher bearing during the attacks on 9th/11th August 1918 North of ROSIERES and near LIHONS. Notwithstandidng that he was almost continually under heavy fire from field guns and machine guns and was freqently subjected to deliberate sniping from the enemy, he carried on with his work showing great courage and endurance, setting a magnificent example to the remainder of his Company.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death13 July 1929
Place of burialFawkner Cemetery

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