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John PUTRE

Regimental number5726
Place of birthLibau Russia
ReligionLutheran
OccupationSeaman
Addressc/ Mrs Stonehouse, 42 Ormond Road Paddington, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinFriend, Mrs Stonehouse, 42 Ormond Road, Paddington, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 3 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At CHUIGNES, FRANCE, for period 22nd/26th August, 1918 for conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty. He was a vigorous, capable and untiring patrol leader. He led his patrols capably, showing skill, initiative and daring and it was due to information gathered from his patrol reports that his Company were enabled to advance so quickly and with so few casualties. He set an example to all ranks.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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