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John Alexander Diggory STROUT

Regimental number12674
Date of birth8 January 1889
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
SchoolToowong Public School, Brisbane, Queensland
ReligionBaptist
OccupationSalesman
Address20 John Street, Goodwood Park, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinWife, Mrs E A J Strout, 20 John Street, Goodwood Park, South Australia
Enlistment date24 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Field Ambulance
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/54/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 31 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 19 June 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name John Alexander
Medals

Military Medal

'On 7th June, 1917, in PLOEGSTEERT WOOD this man acted as a Stretcher Bearer for 20 hours continuously under heavy artillery fire and for a considerable portion of that time he had to work wearing the small box respirator. After 16 hours work, volunteers were called for to carry a case from the old enemy line back to the R.A.P., this man at once volunteered and by his determination and disregard for personal safety succeeded in carrying out his voluntary duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: 12791 Pte Leslie Henry George STROUT MM, 11th Field Ambulance, returned to Australia, 16 June 1919.
Other detailsWar service: France, Belgium (slightly gassed). Awarded the Military Medal, Messines, Belgium 6 June 1917.

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