John William SWATTON

Regimental number4905
Date of birth24 December 1895
Place of birthMoonee Ponds, Victoria
AddressMcKenzie Street, West Bendigo, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Swatton, McKenzie Street, West Bendigo, Victoria
Enlistment date10 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: enlisted, Bendigo, 25 April 1942; discharged, 19 December 1945, as V362516 Lt Colonel, 15th Bn, Volunteer Defence Corps.
Date of death9 August 1988
Age at death92
Place of burialBendigo Cemetery, Victoria