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Regimental number2495
Place of birthLake Cargelligo, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation hand
AddressDonald, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 5.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 5 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 December 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederick Linton and Sarah Jane WESTMORE. Photo: Peter Dennis

Military Medal

'In the advance of 9th August 1918 towards RAINECOURT East of AMIENS, the majority of his Lewis Gun section became casualties. He took the gun forward to the objective and did great execution with it. He was wounded while engaged in consolidation. He was bandaged and was being carried out when he saw two parties of the enemy approaching a tank on his immediate front. He insisted on returning, got his gun into action and dispersed the enemy. Not until the position was clear did he allow himself to be carried away.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HS 'Karoola', 13 December 1918; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wound, abdomen, penetrating), Sydney, date indecipherable.

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death30 December 1940
Age at death59
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, WESTMORE John

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