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John BRUNTON

Regimental number1943
Place of birthGlasgow Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarm contractor
Addressc/o Rev Hugh Paton, 'Argyle Cottage', Merrylands, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, GiIes Henderson Brunton, 30 McLennan Street, Mount Florida, Glasgow, Scotland
Enlistment date9 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Light Horse Regiment, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/17/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A58 Kabinga on 12 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Light Horse Regiment
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Hobart Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during operations east of the Jordan at Black Hill on 2nd, 3rd and 4th May 1918. As stretcher bearer, he showed great courage in dressing and carrying away wounded under heavy artillery and rifle fire. When the 4th Australian Light Horse Regiment lost their stretcher bearers, he gave them assistance, as well as attending to the wounded of his own squadron. For three days and nights he worked continuously showing the greatest fortitude and self sacrifice.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

Other details

War service: Middle East

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death6 April 1968
Age at death79
Place of burialBothwell Cemetery, Tasmania

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