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John SHEREFF

Regimental number9056
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSheep farmer
Address48 Campbell Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, K Shereff, 48 Campbell Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Enlistment date20 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit name2nd Divisional Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/90/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A39 Port Macquarie on 16 November 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominall Roll.
Medals

Military Medal

'On 24th April, 1918, he enemy heavily shelled portions of the roads near BONNAY causing many casualties to men and horses. On several occasions throughout the day this N.C.O. with great bravery and with entire disregard for personal safety rescued and assisted his Officer to rescue wounded men of other Units and carry them to places of safety where their wounds could be dressed. His conduct under disadvantageous circumstances was of the highest character.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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