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John William MILLS

Regimental number851
Place of birthShilbottle England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressDeakon Street, Kurri Kurri, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinWife, Mrs Jane Ellen Mills, Deakon Street, Kurri Kurri, New South Wales
Enlistment date3 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name35th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/52/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll35th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal

Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1919

Military Medal

'For continuous good service. This Non Commissioned Officer, came to France with his Battalion as a Private, and has been twice wounded. In all the operations in which he has taken part he has been especially noticed for his coolness and determination. During the past eight months he has been acting in the capacity of Company Lewis Gun Non Commissioned Officer, and his work at all times has been most satisfactory. He has taken part in the following operations; MESSINES, VILLERS-BRETONNEUX, MORLANCOURT, ACCROCHE WOOD, BRAY-sur-SOMME, CURLU, and HINDENBURG Line.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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