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John Myles THORBURN

Regimental number656
Place of birthRomsey Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationSawmiller
AddressKerrie PO, via Romsey, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinJ M Thorburn, Romsey, Victoria
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 December 1918
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during operations. He worked incessantly rescuing and helping the wounded, quite regardless of his own personal safety.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

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