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John Thomas PENN

Regimental number600
Place of birthLondon England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMackay, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinMrs M Penn, alfred Street, Mackay, Queensland
Enlistment date15 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A34 Persic on 28 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollWarrant Officer (Class I)
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal

Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 12 June 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*second given name is Thomas

Meritorious Service Medal

'For continued excellent work and devotion to duty, both in and out of the line, throughout the whole campaign. This Warrant Officer rendered especially conspicuous service whilst in charge of detachments working in the advance of August, September and October 1918, and during his three years and nine months of service in GALLIPOLI, EGYPT and FRANCE, he has, by his cool, unerring judgement and fearless behaviour, set a splendid example and inspired with confidence all with whom he came in contact.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death6 November 1962
Place of burialTownsville Cemetery

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