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John Arthur SHARPLES

Regimental number1914
Place of birthAdelaide South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSleeper cutter
Address89 Redfern Street, Redfern, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs Catherine Sharples, Neerim, North Gippsland, Victoria
Enlistment date10 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name33rd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/50/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 4 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Division Traffic Control Detachment
FateReturned to Australia 27 May 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'For meritorious service and devotion to duty. During the period 25th February to 16th September, 1918, Private SHARPLES has been employed on Traffic Control duty and has at all times shown great coolness and judgment in regulating traffic in the forward area.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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