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John DEXTER

Regimental number6291
Place of birthPaddington New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Address'Woodhurst', Avoca Street, Randwick, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, John F Dexter, 'Woodhurst', Avoca Street, Randwick, New South Wales
Enlistment date9 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameInfantry Brigade 4,Field Ambulance 5, Reinforcement 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/48/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 13 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1919
Medals

Military Cross

''During an attack on Peronne on 1st September 1918, he led his men with great gallantry and determination, foring his way, in spite of heavy casualties through a thick belt of wire, in face of heavy machine gun fire. He captured a field gun in Quinconce Wood. He set a splendid example, which greatly encouraged his men throughout the operations.''
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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