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John MONKHOUSE

Regimental number1165
Place of birthPort Melbourne Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationElectrical fitter
Address74 Nott Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinJ R Monkhouse, 74 Nott Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentBombardier
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Battery 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollBombardier
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


'Valuable services with gun, also conspicuous courage and devotion to duty in rescue work.' (East of Ypres 31 July 1917 ).
Recommendation date: 26 August 1917

Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. While withdrawing from a position two of his men were buried by a bursting shell, and he remained behind with two men and got them clear. Whilst taking one of these men, who was severely wounded, to the dressing station the two bearers were wounded, whereupon he dressed their wounds and went half a mile for more bearers. During the whole day, while working his gun and dressing the wounded, he displayed a splendid disregard of personal danger, and set an example which was worthy of the highest praise.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

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