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John SEABROOK

Regimental number6412
Place of birthWarrnambool Victoria
ReligionCongregational
OccupationTurner and fitter
AddressCoulstock Street, Warrnambool, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, James Seabrook, Coulstock Street, Warrnambool, Victoria
Previous military service46th Battery Australian Field Artillery
Enlistment date15 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 4, Battery 10
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 27 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. on the 20th October, 1917, at his battery position near BELLEWARDE (east of YPRES), this fitter rendered most gallant and invaluable service in keeping his guns in action under heavy shell fire. on many occasions he took the place of wounded men in the detachments and so enabled the guns to remain in action when otherwise they would have been rendered silent. He set a splendid example to all ranks - not only on this occasion but throughout his service with the battery ever since its formation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

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