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John Hutton BISDEE

Date of birth28 September 1869
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPastoralist
AddressHutton Park, Melton Mowbray, Tasmania
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation46
Next of kinWife, Mrs J H Bisdee, 3/A 41 Avenue de Basilique, Heliopolis, Egypt
Enlistment date26 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentCaptain (Honorary Major)
Unit name12th Light Horse Regiment, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/17/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 5 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal RollArmy Provost Corps, Egypt
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Order of the British Empire Class IV


Mention in Despatches awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31383, 5 June 1919; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113, 6 October 1919.
Recommendation date: Peace Gazette 1919

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 3138 (5 June 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113 (6 October 1919).

FateDischarged in London 19 June 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Robert and Sandra Crfts
Medals

OBE


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

Discharge date19 June 1919
Other detailsMedals: Victoria Cross (Boer War), Order of the British Empire, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsServed for 9 years, with commission, in the 12th Australian Light Horse (old organisation) and 26th Australian Light Horse (new organisation); 2 years' active service, 26th Light Horse, South Africa.
Date of death14 January 1930
Age at death61
Place of burialWoronora Memorial Park, Sydney, New South Wales

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