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John Joseph DOHERTY

Regimental number289
Place of birthJika Jika, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressArgyle Street, Fawkner, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs C Doherty, Argyle Street, Fawkner, Victoria
Previous military service29th Light Horse
Enlistment date22 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 2, Reinforcement 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/7/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal (Awarded)

Consistent gallantry and devotion to duty as scout and runner, also valuable services in action. (East of Ypres).
Recommendation date: 13 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 12 June 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'fFor conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. As a scout, he gained most valuable information, which greatly assisted in the machine gun work, and continually passed through heavy barrages when carrying messages. With another man he captured a machine gun and seven prisoners, and showed splendid courage and initiative.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

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