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John William NAYLOR

Regimental number3850
Place of birthLeicester, England
SchoolNational School
Age on arrival in Australia23
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMariun Street, Wallsend, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, J T Naylor, Chappel Street, Ibstock, Leicestershire, England
Enlistment date21 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Work at Broodseinde on 9th & 10th October 1917.'
Recommendation date: 14 October 1917

FateKilled in Action 8 April 1918
Place of death or woundingHangard Wood, France
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialHangard Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot I, Row H, Grave No. 14), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Mr. J. P. and Mrs S. NAYLOR, Chapel Lane, Ibstock, Leicestershire, England

Military Medal

'This man who is a Battalion stretcher bearer did excellent work in carrying wounded under very heavy shell fire for a period of 48 hours on the 9th and 10th October, 1917, at BROODSEINDE. On three occasions this man volunteered to bring in wounded men from No Man's Land. He did gallant work in assisting to bring in Captain HALL, MC. During the whole of the operations he showed absolute disregard for his own personal safety.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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