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John William Henry ALLITT

Regimental number452
Place of birthMiram, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressMiram, via Nhill, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, George Allitt, Miram, via Nhill, Victoria
Enlistment date5 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work near Proyart 12 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 16 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 18 December 1918

Military Medal

'On the 12th August, 1918, near PROYART while his Battalion, without artillery protection, was advancing by means of patrol fighting, he led patrols and alone, under intense machine gun fire, reconnoitred enemy positions and secured valuable information. His spirit of leadership, courage and devotion to duty inspired all the men of his patrols.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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