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Jack Markham MITCHELL

Regimental number6768.
Place of birthArmidale New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHorse trainer
AddressC/o J Hurley, Onslow Street, Granville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs B Antill, Hotel Metropole, Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date28 August 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Port Nicholson on 8 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


'Work near Hargicourt on 18 September 1918.'
Recommendation date: 2 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 31 May 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'On 18 September, 1918, near Hargicourt, he, by his gallantry and dash, materially assisted the advance. He worked round three hostile machine guns at different points of resistance, and put them out of action, inflicting casualties upon the enemy and capturing prisoners. With his platoon officer he attacked an enemy garrison of 30, taking eighteen prisoners and killing seven. He personally accounted for six of the enemy killed in another post encountered. Throughout the whole attack he showed magnificent spirit and set a fine standard of courage and devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 20
Date: 19 February 1920

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