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John James STRICKLAND

Regimental number3945
Place of birthNew South Wales
SchoolPublic School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
Address6 Reddy Street, Paddington, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinWife, Mrs A Strickland, 6 Reddy Street, Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date25 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 May 1918
Place of death or woundingMorlancourt, France
Age at death36
Age at death from cemetery records39
Place of burialDive Copse British Cemetery (Plot III, Row B, Grave No. 5), Sailly-le-Sec, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
87
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Elizabeth STRICKLAND
Medals

Military Medal

'He was No. 1 on a Lewis Gun. He was constantly with our patrols and by his skilful use of his gun prevented one patrol from being overwhelmed by strong hostile patrols. On one occasion he crawled out to shell holes and dislodged enemy snipers in trees. He showed skill and initiative in a difficult situation in front of MALT TRENCH.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 140
Date: 27 August 1917

Family/military connectionsUncle to Pte M H Prideaux killed in action Pozieres, 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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