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John CHARVILLE

Regimental number2334
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSaddler
Address66A Vic Street, Ballarat East, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinWife, Mrs A Charville, 66A Victoria Street, Ballarat East, Victoria
Enlistment date4 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 16 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Work at Hollebeke on 17 December 1917.
Recommendation date: 24 December 1917

FateReturned to Australia 13 December 1918
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in action. A post on his right was successfully raided by the enemy, and five prisoners were captured. He went out, under heavy machine gun fire, and in broad daylight, to cut the enemy party off, with the result that he rescued three of the captured men and took five prisoners, including two officers, and accounted for several of the enemy. This success was mainly due to his personal courage and initiative.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 7 August 1918

Date of death18 March 1950
Place of burialFawkner Cemetery

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