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John STINSON

Regimental number2251
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationTeacher
AddressStokeville, Blayney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, Mr Robert Stinson, Blayney, New South Wales
Enlistment date3 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name53rd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/70/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A44 Vestalia on 11 July 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 January 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He personally led an attack on an enemy strong point that was enfilading the flank of the battalion. Several of the enemy were killed and ten prisoners and two machine guns were captured. He set an inspiring example of dash and courage to the men under his command.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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