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John Robert BUXTON

Regimental number699
Place of birthAlbert Park, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationEstate agent
Address177 Beaconsfield Parade, Albert Park, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMary Ann Buxton, 177 Beaconsfield Parade, Albert Park, Victoria
Enlistment date21 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Personal bravery and good work as runner at Pozieres.'
Recommendation date: 2 August 1916

Mention in Despatches


Not awarded.
Recommendation date: 8 October 1916

Mention in Despatches


Not awarded.
Recommendation date: 19 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 4 November 1918

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