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John Radcliffe BUTTERWORTH

Regimental number1040
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressWalkerville Terrace, Gilberton, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Alfred Butterworth, Walkerville Terrace, Gilberton, South Australia
Enlistment date2 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit nameField Ambulance 4, Section B
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board TRANSPORT A35 Berrima on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 3 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 23 October 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations to the east of YPRES on 28th/29th September, 1917, this N.C.O. was in charge of supplies to all the advanced posts. He worked day and night during this period, himself visiting the posts to see that there were no shortages. On one occasion when the track from BIRR CROSS Roads to BELLEWARDE RIDGE was being heavily shelled, he went up with supplies which had been urgently called for, entirely disregarding the great risk he ran in doing so. His devotion to duty throughout was beyond praise.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: 12588 Dudley Cave BUTTERWORTH MSM, name omitted from Nominal Roll.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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