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John Allan BROADBENT

Regimental number1146
Date of birth5 October 1890
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank clerk
AddressGreenwich, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Evelyn Broadbent, Greenwich, New South Wales
Enlistment date5 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name20th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 26 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: INF20
Promotion date: 28 October 1915

Lieutenant


Unit: INF20
Promotion date: 15 March 1916

Captain


Unit: INF20
Promotion date: 16 November 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 15 June 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 264 Corporal Herbert Oliver BROADBENT, 15th Bn, wounded at Gallipoli, returned to Australia, 4 September 1915, died at Randwick Hospital, NSW; 7 cousins in the AIF.
Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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