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John TYLER

Regimental number4895
Place of birthCasterton Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressDergholm, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinGrandparent, William Tyler, Dergholm, Victoria
Enlistment date20 March 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 21 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 2 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations of August 30th 1918 near CLERY-sur-SOMME. Private TYLER did splendid work as Company runner. Under heavy fire he carried despatches to and from Battalion Headquarters day and night and was untiring in his devotion to duty. He set a fine example to all his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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